Doomstead Diner Menu => Geological & Cosmological Events => Topic started by: RE on March 21, 2012, 10:01:00 PM

Title: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: RE on March 21, 2012, 10:01:00 PM
The Official Earthquake Thread in the Diner

http://www.youtube.com/v/8yRdDnrB5kM
Title: Mejico 7.4
Post by: RE on March 21, 2012, 10:05:51 PM
7.4 quake apparently spares lives in Mexico

March 22, 2012

Associated Press


MEXICO CITY (AP) — A powerful earthquake that shook Mexico from its massive capital to its resort-studded southern coast damaged hundreds of homes and sent thousands of panicked people fleeing from swaying office buildings, yet apparently didn't cause a single death.

As of early Wednesday, there were still no reports of deaths from Tuesday's magnitude-7.4 quake centered near the border between the southern states of Oaxaca and Guerrero, even after 10 aftershocks.

Mexico City Mayor Marcelo Ebrard said Wednesday about 300,000 people in the south side of the capital were without water after the quake damaged two aqueducts. He said two people were reported injured, including the driver of an empty bus crashed under a collapsed pedestrian bridge.

Nine other people were injured in Oaxaca state, according to the federal government.

Seismologists and civil protection officials said where the earthquake hit and how it hit appear to have limited the damage, along with improved construction in the capital following a massive 1985 quake.

In Guerrero, home to Acapulco where little damage was reported, officials say about 800 homes were damaged and 60 collapsed. In three villages near the epicenter classes were suspended indefinitely.

"It hasn't stopped shaking here and the truth is that we had to suspend classes because people are really afraid of what can happen to their children," said Guerrero state Education Secretary Silvia Romero told the daily Milenio newspaper.

In the town of San Juan Cacahuatepec, in Oaxaca state, frightened residents spent the night outside their homes and woke up early Wednesday to clean up fallen roof tiles and pieces of brick fences from around their houses.

No buildings were reported to have collapsed in Oaxaca, said civil protection spokeswoman Cynthia Tovar.

Authorities said the absence of tall buildings in the mountainous rural area is one reason for the lack of casualties.

"Another factor to consider is how tested an area has been," said USGS seismologist Susan Hoover.

There have been 15 earthquakes of magnitude 7 or stronger since 1973 within 310 miles (500 kilometers) of Tuesday's quake. Weaker buildings collapse with each quake, leaving a cadre of stronger ones that can withstand the shaking.

The quake's epicenter was 200 miles (320 kilometers) south-southeast of Mexico City. Despite the distance, it was felt powerfully in the capital where office towers swayed violently and the streets filled with people fleeing buildings. Some people sat on curbs, head in their hands, to calm themselves.

Mexico City was badly damaged in 1985 when a magnitude-8.0 earthquake killed at least 10,000 people. But experts say Tuesday's quake was smaller and released far less energy.

Mexico City was built on an ancient lakebed and its spongy soil amplifies seismic waves, and the damage they cause. The 1985 quake destroyed 400 buildings and damaged thousands more.

The latest jolt "wouldn't have been nearly as effective at generating those deep bass tones" that caused the damage seen in 1985, USGS seismologist Susan Hough said in an email.

Victor Hugo Espindola Castro of Mexico's national seismological service said another factor was improved building standards following the 1985 quake.

"Many of the buildings that were damaged in 1985 were poorly constructed and from that came the new building regulations, so that now buildings are stronger," he said.

In Mexico City, telephone service was down and some neighborhoods were without power, according to Mayor Marcelo Ebrard, who set up a hotline for people to report damage.

A pedestrian bridge collapsed on an empty transit bus.

About 40 passengers were stranded for a short time on the Mexico City airport air train, but later released. The airport closed briefly but officials said there was no runway damage and they resumed operations.

In the working-class neighborhood of Guerrero, pieces of concrete and plaster fell off some buildings and others had fresh cracks.

"I thought I was having a stroke at first. The earth danced. It was strong," said 42-year-old homemaker Marianela Jimenez. "But it looks like it will end up being some dust and a bad scare."

Groups of women hugged and cried at Mexico City's Angel of Independence monument, where hundreds of people evacuated from office buildings said they never had felt such a strong earthquake.

Samantha Rodriguez, a 37-year old environmental consultant, was evacuated from the 11th floor on the Angel Tower office building.

"I thought it was going to pass rapidly but the walls began to thunder and we decided to get out," she said.

Tuesday's quake was the strongest shaking felt in the capital since a magnitude-6.5 earthquake struck also in Guerrero state in December. A magnitude-8.0 quake near Manzanillo on Mexico's central Pacific coast killed 51 people in 1995 and a magintude-7.5 quake killed at least 20 people in the southern state of Oaxaca in 1999.

In Guerrero, Tuesday's quake was powerful and people feared that remote villages would be damaged.

Guerrero Gov. Angel Aguirre went to survey the damage and ordered emergency crews and civil protection to the area to help. The state did not say how many were displaced.

In Huajuapan, Guerrero, near the epicenter, hotel manager Marco Antonio Estrada also reported shaken-up guests but no major damage. He said it was longest and strongest he ever felt. People ran out of their homes and cars.

"It was very strong, but we didn't see anything fall," said Irma Ortiz, who runs a guesthouse in Oaxaca. She said their telephones are down, and that the quake shook them side-to-side.

U.S. President Barack Obama's oldest daughter, Malia, was reported safe while on vacation with a school group in Oaxaca.

In Oaxaca, Sylvia Valencia was teaching Spanish to five adult students at the Vinigulaza language school when the earthquake hit.

"Some of us sat down, others ran out," she said. "It was hard, it was strong and it was long."
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: sensetti on March 22, 2012, 07:56:06 AM
March 22, 2012 – GOROKA, Papua New Guinea — A strong earthquake struck the island of New Guinea in Papua New Guinea on early Thursday morning, seismologists said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. The 6.6-magnitude earthquake at 8:15 a.m. local time (2215 GMT Wednesday) was centered about 63 kilometers (39 miles) east-southeast of Goroka, the capital of the Eastern Highlands Province in the Oceanian country. It struck about 105.9 kilometers (65.8 miles) deep, making it an earthquake with intermediate depth, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS). There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties from the region, but the USGS estimated that approximately 147,000 people near the epicenter may have felt ‘strong’ shaking which could result in light to moderate damage. Another 3.5 million people may have felt light to moderate shaking. Because the earthquake struck fairly deep and on land, no tsunami warnings were issued. “A destructive tsunami was not generated based on earthquake and historical tsunami data,” the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said in a bulletin. Earthquakes in the mountainous nation of Papua New Guinea, which is on the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire, do rarely cause damage or casualties as most structures in the region are light and flexible. This allows them to bend, rather than snap when a major earthquake happens. In December 2011, a powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck near the town of Wau in Morobe province. The earthquake was felt as far away as the capital Port Moresby, about 221 kilometers (137 miles) south-southeast of the epicenter, but there were no reports of damage or casualties. In July 1998, a powerful 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck just off the north coast of the country’s island of New Guinea, causing a landslide which resulted in a local tsunami. The disaster left at least 2,183 people killed and thousands more injured.
http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2012/03/22/6-6-magnitude-earthquake-rattles-papua-new-guinea/
Title: Moree from the Ring of Fire
Post by: Surly1 on April 11, 2012, 03:27:31 AM
Tsunami warning after Indonesia quake

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/abe147fa-83b5-11e1-82ca-00144feab49a.html#axzz1rj5MmPxJ

By Sarah Mishkin in Hong Kong, Taufan Hidayat in Jakarta, James Fontanella-Khan in New Delhi

Indonesia has issued a tsunami warning after an 8.6 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Sumatra, causing panic in the western region of Aceh.
The US Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said an Indian Ocean-wide tsunami alert was in effect after a quake that the US Geological Survey said hit 434km south-west of Banda Aceh, the capital of Aceh province.

The USGS said the quake hit at 2.38pm local time, and that the epicentre struck at a depth of 22.9km. It initially recorded the earthquake as 8.9 magnitude, but was later downgraded to 8.6.
Indonesian television was reporting no immediate damage as a result of the quake, but the province had been devastated by a 2004 tsunami that left 170,000 dead or missing, and that in total killed about 230,000 people in 13 Indian Ocean nations. That tsunami was triggered by a 9.1 magnitude earthquake that hit the day after Christmas.

In January this year, the area was hit by a 7.3 magnitude earthquake that prompted a tsunami warning. No damage was reported, and authorities lifted the warning within two hours. The world donated billions of dollars to help rebuild devastated areas, with significant resources being devoted to building earthquake and tsunami defences to mitigate the impact of any similar tragedy. There have been several deadly quakes with a magnitude of greater than 7 since the 2004 disaster.

Reuters reported that Indonesia’s disaster mitigation agency was sending a rescue team to Aceh.
“Electricity is down, there’s traffic jams to access higher ground. Sirens and Koran recitals from mosques are everywhere,” Reuters cited a spokesman for the agency as saying.

Prih Harjadi, Indonesia’s deputy director for geophysics at the meteorology, climatology and geophysics agency said on local television that the potential of the tsunami was “very high”, saying a 6m wave could hit the Simeulue island, the closest land area to the epicentre, 30 minutes after the quake hit. He urged the people to leave the coastal areas in north-western Sumatra.

The tremors were felt as far away as Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam’s financial centre, where a number of high-rise office buildings were briefly evacuated before people returned to work.

A strong tremor was felt along the Indian coast. Scores of people in Chennai, the capital of the southern state of Tamil Nadu, left their buildings and assembled along the busy roads.
India’s tsunami warning centre said it expected waves measuring up to 6m tall to hit parts of the country’s eastern coast, which was also heavily affected by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.
Tata Consultancy Services, India’s largest IT outsourcing group by revenues, said it had sent home about 40,000 people working in the eastern Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

“As a measure of extreme caution, we have evacuated all our employees from two of our large facilities around Chennai,” TCS said in a statement.

A milder shock hit India’s major metro areas, including the capital New Delhi and Mumbai, the financial hub, and Bangalore, the nation’s IT centre.

More than 12,000 people died in India due to the 2004 tsunami, according to government estimates.

Additional reporting by John Aglionby in London
Title: Re: Moree from the Ring of Fire
Post by: RE on April 11, 2012, 10:11:37 AM
8.6 is a biggy.

We have an Earthquake thread, "Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On".  I will be merging this thread into that one.

RE
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: Surly1 on April 12, 2012, 10:25:44 AM
The April 11, 2012 Event: cluster of large earthquakes rattle the globe from Indonesia to Mexico

Isn't it amazing that we are not learning more about this? George Zimmerman= OJ.

http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2012/04/12/the-april-11-2012-event-cluster-of-large-earthquakes-rattle-the-globe-from-indonesia-to-mexico/
(http://theextinctionprotocol.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/globe-4.png?w=640)
April 12, 2012 – WORLD – A strong earthquake hit Mexico on Wednesday, shaking buildings and sending people running out of offices onto the streets of the capital Mexico City. The U.S. Geological Survey said the 6.5 -magnitude quake was centered on Mexico’s Pacific coast near Michoacan and struck fairly deep under the earth at 65 km or 40 miles. Prior to the Mexico earthquake, a powerful and shallow 5.9 struck near the Juan de Fuca tectonic plate off the coast of Oregon- indicating tectonic plates worldwide are being rattled by planetary seismic tension. Prior to Oregon earthquake, two massive 8.0+ magnitude earthquakes (8.6 and 8.2) struck the ocean floor off the north coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. As I warned in my book The Extinction Protocol, the power unleashed in these seismic events is growing. This is testament to the dangers and seriousness of the earth-changes facing us and how these events are unleashing more unbridled force with each successive eruption. The Indian Ocean strike-slip fault earthquakes are very unusual. As a matter of fact, I’ve never heard of a strike-slip lateral earthquake of this great a magnitude; especially under water. Preliminary assessment of the Indonesian quakes by U.S. geologists suggests one plate lurched past each other as much as 70 feet. San Andreas is a strike-slip, lateral- can we even imagine two sections of ground moving 70 feet near San Francisco? Had the force of the Sumatra quakes been unleashed upon San Andreas, the city would have been completely destroyed. Ironically, the largest surface displacement ever recorded in a lateral strike-slip fault was 21 feet and that was in the 1906 7.9 San Andreas earthquake. Just so we understand the significance of what transpired today; the Japanese March 11, 2011 earthquake move the ocean floor 79 feet sideways and 10 ft upwards, but today’s earthquakes happened in double 8.0+ magnitude sequence and moved the earth nearly as far. Worst, the seismic tension from the event ricocheted around the world and contributed to other earthquakes. On April 12, additional earthquakes hit the Gulf of California – a 6.2 and 6.9  magnitude earthquakes. The seismic tension appears to be far from over and now appears to be agitating the Pacific Plate subduction zones near Japan.
Title: And now sports, with Mt. Etna...
Post by: Surly1 on April 12, 2012, 12:42:58 PM
(http://img.wpdigital.net/rf/image_480x270/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2012/01/05/Foreign/Videos/01052012-50v/01052012-50v.jpg)(AGI) Catania - Mount Etna is erupting for the sixth time this year with lava and plumes of smoke and ash from a new crater on the volcano's southeast side. The new activity was preceded by new phase that began last night and that, according to experts from the INGV in Catania, has the same characteristics as the one before this one. Ash, carried by wind towards the east, has not yet created problems at the Fontanarossa airport, which is fully operational. . .
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: RE on April 12, 2012, 02:26:41 PM
Things do seem to be picking up here.  My eQuake 3D program is lit up like  Christmas Tree.

8 more months to 12/21/2012

[imghttp://www.blogcdn.com/blog.moviefone.com/media/2011/01/2012-film.jpg[/img]

RE
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: Surly1 on April 13, 2012, 10:10:56 AM
4.7 magnitude tremor reported off the coast of Sicily

(http://theextinctionprotocol.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/000.png?w=203&h=221)

April 13, 2012 – SICILY, IT – A 4.7 magnitude earthquake has struck in the sea off Italy’s Sicily, sending residents into the streets but with no immediate reports of victims or injuries, officials said. The epicentre of the quake that struck this morning (4.20 AEST) was about 30km off the coast of Sicily, north of the capital Palermo, and about 15km under sea level, according to the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV). Crowds of people rushed onto the streets as the tremors from the quake were felt in Palermo and other towns of the island off Italy’s southern tip known for seismologic activity. Schools and offices closed immediately after the quake. On January 27, a 5.2 magnitude earthquake struck northern Italy, with tremors felt in Genoa, Turin, Bologna, Milan and as far away as the city of Strasbourg and the island of Corsica. It did not cause victims and only slight damage. –The Australian
Title: Did N. Sumatra earthquakes set off a chain-reaction?
Post by: Surly1 on April 17, 2012, 03:35:05 PM
Did N. Sumatra earthquakes set off a chain-reaction? Planet shaken by shocking number of tremors since April 11, 2012
http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2012/04/17/did-n-sumatra-earthquakes-set-off-a-chain-reaction-planet-shaken-by-shocking-number-of-tremors-since-april-11-2012/ (http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2012/04/17/did-n-sumatra-earthquakes-set-off-a-chain-reaction-planet-shaken-by-shocking-number-of-tremors-since-april-11-2012/)

(http://theextinctionprotocol.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/d-world.png?w=640&h=396)

April 17, 2012 - WORLD - The shocking number of earthquakes that have rattled the globe, especially along tectonic plate boundaries, since the double 8.0+ magnitude earthquakes struck off the coast of Northern Sumatra on April 11 could be early indication the planet may be shifting towards a new catastrophic model. Romania’ s top seismologist, Gheorghe Marmureanu, told the Bucharest Herald: “There is no doubt something is seriously wrong. There have been too many strong earthquakes.” I said in my book: “If you keep seismically shaking the Earth, like a bottle of soda, its structural integrity eventually will become compromised and it will start to fracture like an egg. In this case, the fracturing will be thermal dissipation by hyper-volcanism, mega-thrust earthquakes, and greater tectonic boundary plate agitation around volcanic arcs and subduction zones…if this is what’s indeed happening, the pressure will continue to build in the interior of the planet until it eventually destabilizes all tectonic plates in a spectral pattern of continous seismic oscillation. Every earthquake generates and emits enough kinetic energy through the earth to potentially trigger more seismic disturbances.” -The Extinction Protocol, page 495

Title: Re: Did N. Sumatra earthquakes set off a chain-reaction?
Post by: EndIsNigh on April 17, 2012, 04:47:20 PM
The first thing that came to mind when I read this was the growing Earth theory  :P

http://www.nealadams.com/nmu.html (http://www.nealadams.com/nmu.html)
Title: Re: Did N. Sumatra earthquakes set off a chain-reaction?
Post by: g on April 17, 2012, 05:09:34 PM
A big quake in California could very likely be the catalyst that brings the entire financial house of cards down, massive insurance company and bank failures, instant igniting of millions of sell orders from HFT computer trading models, derivatives market implosion, freezing of assets, martial law etc. Could end the whole show in a few hours. Asia would crash and collapse hours later. Those big bangs in Mexico City and Chile lately were too frequent and much too close for comfort.
Title: Re: Did N. Sumatra earthquakes set off a chain-reaction?
Post by: JoeP on April 17, 2012, 05:50:25 PM
Japan sits on the intersection of three major techtonic plates.  When Mt. Fuji starts blowing, Japan is fooked.
Title: Re: Did N. Sumatra earthquakes set off a chain-reaction?
Post by: peter on April 17, 2012, 05:52:48 PM
The first thing that came to mind when I read this was the growing Earth theory  :P

http://www.nealadams.com/nmu.html (http://www.nealadams.com/nmu.html)

Thanks for posting this. I've seen similar videos before. Makes sense to me.

Off into the (a)ether I go. So how do planets grow?

Visualize the earth as a living cell similar to one in the human body. The universe is a body similar to a human body. The electromagnetic energy that circulates around the universe and organizes cells/planets is the same energy (thoughts) we use to motivate our own bodies. The aether of the universe is equivalent to our blood that circulates foodstuff among the cells/planets in the form of meteors and other needed nutrients that are outside of the energy range we can sense allowing such bodies to grow.

Remember the hologram? The whole exists in each part. We actually have a split personality. On the level where we manage our own bodies, which are every bit as complex as the whole universe, we are 'god'. On the level of being one human on planet earth we are a tiny component of a single living cell (earth) within a body, the universe. There are countless universes but the underlying structure/organization of all is similar and our sentience can/does stretch out to encompass all of them.

I know what creates this split personality, it has to do with fractal boundaries but I don't yet understand it.

Title: Re: Did N. Sumatra earthquakes set off a chain-reaction?
Post by: peter on April 17, 2012, 06:48:56 PM
Excuse me if I sound like a deranged person in the post above.

Coming to such conclusions has to do with how I solve problems without having an education to speak of. It is a way of getting information which can be applied by anyone if they can accept being considered crazy at times. The process does work very well on smaller problems and I suspect it applies just as well to larger ones such as this. But.... just the scope of the answer makes people think you are crazy because with the thinking we have been taught by our society there is no way to assess such problems without a mass of technology beyond what we have today. Science does us a disservice in such cases. Goethe used the same approach. The inspirations that have led to many of the great inventions come from the same process.

As time permits I will be doing a thread on how to expand our sentience to encompass more of existence. I have spent quite a few years experimenting on myself and will share what works for me. Almost all my solutions come from inside using this process not from outwards research. If I have to convince others that my thinking makes sense I then rummage through the human store of knowledge to find supporting evidence. It is very rare I come up short.

If we really are connected to everything, that includes all knowledge as well. One only has to seek in order to find. The internet on steroids.

Everyone being able to do this is the Elite's worst nightmare. Lies and evasion become almost impossible to effect at this level.
Title: Re: Did N. Sumatra earthquakes set off a chain-reaction?
Post by: EndIsNigh on April 17, 2012, 08:52:43 PM
Peter I don't think your approach is crazy at all and use it myself all the time.  We are often told and trained not to trust our intuition.  Historically the priests and the church have acted as a proxy between us and God, when in fact we all have a direct connection because, as you rightly say, separation is illusion and everything is connected.  Of course this technique has been used to control the masses.  In this regard we might consider science and scientists the priests of our time.

I also have been fond of the macro/micro similarities you expressed in the previous post where the universe can be likened to a set of Babuschka dolls (which reanteban just posted an image of over in the welcome thread) or infinite levels of fractals.  I'm sure you're familiar with quantum entanglement?

http://phys.org/news108217803.html (http://phys.org/news108217803.html)

Or non-locality?

http://www.fdavidpeat.com/bibliography/essays/nat-cog.htm (http://www.fdavidpeat.com/bibliography/essays/nat-cog.htm)
Title: Will Sumatra Detonate Yellowstone?
Post by: RE on April 17, 2012, 10:00:54 PM
Japan sits on the intersection of three major techtonic plates.  When Mt. Fuji starts blowing, Japan is fooked.

I don't think the FSofA will do much better when Yellowstone blows.  Looking at the Quake map, it looks like Yellowstone got jolted with a 6.9.  I gotta try to get Stormbringer back in the posting.  We co-hosted the Geological & Cosmological Event Watch thread on Peak Oil when Yellowstone was shaking like a leaf back in 2009.

Could be time to get my mobile reporting gear on here!

(http://www.futuregamez.net/movies/2012/20122.jpg)

For those of you who missed it, make sure you go read the Geotectonic Heat Transfer Theory Feature article over in the Blog.

http://www.doomsteaddiner.net/blog/2012/04/02/geotectonic-ocean-heat-transfer-theory/ (http://www.doomsteaddiner.net/blog/2012/04/02/geotectonic-ocean-heat-transfer-theory/)

RE
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: JoeP on April 29, 2012, 11:41:38 AM
RE,

I sometimes check a blog (Money Matters) to see if the writer has any posts on seismic activity.  I don't usually read the other stuff she writes about cuz she appears to be a little kooky.  Anyway, if you get a chance, can you take a look at:

Small Earthquake At San Jacinto/San Andreas Intersection Bodes Ill (http://emsnews.wordpress.com/2012/04/29/small-earthquake-at-san-jachintosan-andreas-intersection-bodes-ill/)

and let me know if you think she knows the subject matter very well?
 
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: JoeP on April 29, 2012, 12:15:33 PM
I think this post has more of her own analysis/conclusions:

Amasia: All Continents Are Moving Towards The Arctic (http://emsnews.wordpress.com/2012/02/09/amasia-all-continents-are-moving-towards-the-arctic/)
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: RE on April 29, 2012, 12:29:42 PM
RE,

I sometimes check a blog (Money Matters) to see if the writer has any posts on seismic activity.  I don't usually read the other stuff she writes about cuz she appears to be a little kooky.  Anyway, if you get a chance, can you take a look at:

Small Earthquake At San Jacinto/San Andreas Intersection Bodes Ill (http://emsnews.wordpress.com/2012/04/29/small-earthquake-at-san-jachintosan-andreas-intersection-bodes-ill/)

and let me know if you think she knows the subject matter very well?

Based on just reading this one post, what I think is that she is a dedicated Amateur who is very concerned about quakes in her neighborhood and who has been boning up for a while on the geology surrounding the San Andreas Fault.

She's mostly commenting on information she is collecting from other sources and then posting up her thoughts on the stupidity of building in these neighborhoods etc, but she is not the original source of the information herself, she is an Information Collector & Distributor, which is an important type of Blogger.  For any of us to go and collect up all the details on any one subject is a time consuming thing, and when a given Blogger has a particular focus and collects the information and publishes it in consolidated form, that makes researching that topic for the rest of us a lot easier.

I do some Information Consolidation here in the Diner, and so of course do all the rest of you participating in the Forum.  Mainly though I'm an analytical Blogger insofar as my Blogging is concerned, I am notorious for not doing any real research and just setting up my arguments from first principles.  ::)  However, I'm not even really a natural Blogger at all, I am a Debater mostly, I like to write in dialogue with others and my Blog posts almost always come from out of control long responses to questions raised in a debate I am having with somebody.

Anyhow, on the original question here of her expertiese, I would say she is a good source of information for quakes going on in her neighborhood, I don't get from this one article that she has written on other quake action around the world.  Perhaps she has written other ones dissecting the Sendai Quake and so forth, in which case her knowledge base would be better.

She doesn't write like she has training as a Geologist, but that is not really that meaningful because if you are motivated and intelligent, you can teach yourself a lot of stuff and not be encumbered by the conventional wisdom of any given field, so I like to read what dedicated amateurs write as much or more than what the Ph.Ds write on these subjects.

One thing is for sure is that the San Andreas is a Clusterfuck waiting to happen with all the geological activity going on these days.  She seems to have her eyeballs trained on that one, so she could be a good source seeing what others who look more generally do not.  she may be able to put the pieces together on various smaller quakes surrounding the San Andreas that will lead to the BIG ONE.  Not that I think she could predict the day and time the Big One will occur, nobody can do that not even the Ph.Ds at the USGS with all the seismos at their fingertips and supercomputers to do the modelling can do that.  However, if she annotates her quakes and detects a pattern that the supercomputers are not programmed to detect, she might find something that gives a window into a timespan for the Big One to occur.  Overall, the Human Brain still remains better at detecting patterns than even the best AI, although because Supercomputers crunch the numbers better they overall are better with most predictions.

I keep my Equake3D program open most of the day while I am at work, and have a look each day at the Global Quakes occuring in graphical format.  Other than the fact that the Pacific Plate and the Ring of Fire seem to be relieving most of the stress and the fact the size of the circles which denote the magnitude of the quakes are overall larger than they were 3 years ago when I loaded the program and started watching this, I can't detect too much of a pattern here.  The biggest ones to occur so far were in Japan and Chile at opposite ends of the Pacific Plate.  So far relative to thsoe quakes, the San Andreas remains a Sleeping Giant.  When it goes though, and go it will, its going to be a fucking BIG ONE.

RE
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: JoeP on April 29, 2012, 12:44:20 PM
RE - Thanks for checking this out.
 
Title: Re: Did N. Sumatra earthquakes set off a chain-reaction?
Post by: JoeP on May 02, 2012, 10:00:24 AM
"Sitting on a landmine: The huge eruptions of the super-volcano under Yellowstone could be more frequent than scientists thought"

Quote
Researchers at Washington State University and the Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre say the biggest Yellowstone eruption, which created the 2 million year old Huckleberry Ridge deposit, was actually two different eruptions at least 6,000 years apart.
 
‘The Yellowstone volcano’s previous behavior is the best guide of what it will do in the future,’ says Ben Ellis, co-author and post-doctoral researcher at Washington State University’s School of the Environment.
 
‘This research suggests explosive volcanism from Yellowstone is more frequent than previously thought.’
 
complete story here... (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2137974/The-eruptions-super-volcano-Americas-Yellowstone-FAR-frequent-scientists-thought.html)



Title: Re: Did N. Sumatra earthquakes set off a chain-reaction?
Post by: RE on May 02, 2012, 01:26:17 PM
"Sitting on a landmine: The huge eruptions of the super-volcano under Yellowstone could be more frequent than scientists thought"

Quote
Researchers at Washington State University and the Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre say the biggest Yellowstone eruption, which created the 2 million year old Huckleberry Ridge deposit, was actually two different eruptions at least 6,000 years apart.
 
‘The Yellowstone volcano’s previous behavior is the best guide of what it will do in the future,’ says Ben Ellis, co-author and post-doctoral researcher at Washington State University’s School of the Environment.
 
‘This research suggests explosive volcanism from Yellowstone is more frequent than previously thought.’
 
complete story here... (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2137974/The-eruptions-super-volcano-Americas-Yellowstone-FAR-frequent-scientists-thought.html)

FIRE IN THE HOLE![/]

(http://www.hotflick.net/flicks/2009_2012/0092012_Woody_Harrelson_011.jpg)

RE
Title: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Italy Shaking
Post by: RE on May 29, 2012, 10:51:18 PM
Battered region of northern Italy rocked again by quake
 
Latest tremor leaves 14 dead, hundreds injured

 Mirandola, in northern Italy, was the epicenter Tuesday of the 5.8-magnitude earthquake, and many buildings crumbled. (Marco Vasini/associated press)
 
By Elisabetta Povoledo
 New York Times / May 30, 2012

Less than 10 days after an earthquake devastated the Emilia-Romagna region of northern Italy, a 5.8-magnitude tremor shook the area Tuesday morning, killing at least 15 people, Italian news agencies reported. The latest earthquake destroyed more buildings and once again tested the fortitude of an already unsettled population.
Title: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Malibu Vibrates
Post by: RE on May 30, 2012, 12:00:26 AM
Preshock for the Big One in the City of Angels?
RE

(http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2009/11/13/1258111110553/2012-tsunami-001.jpg)

Magnitude-4.0 earthquake shakes Southern California coast off Malibu

By Associated Press,

MALIBU, Calif. — A small earthquake has jolted the Southern California coast but there are no reports of damages or injuries.

The U.S. Geological Survey says in a preliminary report that the magnitude-4.0 quake struck in the Channel Islands region at 10:14 p.m. Tuesday.

The USGS says the earthquake was centered 30 miles southwest of Malibu and was felt throughout the Los Angeles area, especially in West LA, Santa Monica and the San Fernando Valley.

Sheriff’s and fire officials say there are no reports of damages or injuries from the quake, and the Los Angeles Fire Department is not in earthquake mode.

Brandon David Wilson, a school teacher who lives in the Culver City area, said on Twitter that he felt the earthquake, but it was “just a sharp jolt. No big whoop.”
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: g on May 30, 2012, 01:32:18 AM
Las Vegas becoming ocean front property tonight it one circumstance where I would embrace your deflation theory in a heartbeat.    :laugh:      ::)
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Malibu Vibrates
Post by: Surly1 on May 30, 2012, 06:04:34 AM
Preshock for the Big One in the City of Angels?
RE

//

Brandon David Wilson, a school teacher who lives in the Culver City area, said on Twitter that he felt the earthquake, but it was “just a sharp jolt. No big whoop.”

File this one under "famous last words."
Title: Re: Did N. Sumatra earthquakes set off a chain-reaction?
Post by: JoeP on June 03, 2012, 08:50:49 AM
More on Yellowstone:
 
Supervolcanoes with power to 'destroy civilisation' explode far more rapidly than scientists had believed - and one could be bubbling under U.S. right now (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2152278/Supervolcanoes-power-destroy-civilisation-explode-far-rapidly-scientists-believed--bubbling-U-S-right-now.html)

 
The news could be bad for the US, where a supervolcano is said to be simmering beneath Yellowstone National Park. If it erupted, two thirds of the country could be rendered uninhabitable.
 
...
 
Lead scientist Dr Guilherme Gualda, from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, said: ‘Our study suggests that when these exceptionally large magma pools form they are ephemeral and cannot exist very long without erupting.

‘The fact that the process of magma body formation occurs in historical time, instead of geological time, completely changes the nature of the problem.’


Title: Earthquakes since 1898
Post by: Surly1 on July 13, 2012, 12:04:31 PM
With fault lines lit up like a Christmas tree. Plenty of activity up your way, RE.

More: http://www.ouramazingplanet.com/3114-world-earthquakes-map.html (http://www.ouramazingplanet.com/3114-world-earthquakes-map.html)

(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/534619_10151972866065942_1933582172_n.jpg)
Title: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On- SoCal Quake Swarm
Post by: RE on August 26, 2012, 04:20:16 PM
Magnitude-5.3 quake, dozens of smaller shocks rattle Imperial, San Diego counties in Calif.

By Associated Press, Updated: Sunday, August 26, 3:40 PM

 SAN DIEGO — Dozens of small to moderate earthquakes rattled Southern California on Sunday, shaking an area from rural Imperial County to the San Diego coast and north into the Coachella Valley.

The largest quake, magnitude 5.3, struck at 12:31 p.m. about three miles north-northwest of the small Imperial County farming town of Brawley, according to Paul Caruso, a geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey. It was followed minutes later by a magnitude-4.9 quake.
.

The first quake had a magnitude of 3.9 and hit at 10:02 a.m. It was followed by a smaller quake about 90 seconds later in the same area near the southern end of the Salton Sea, and other smaller quakes followed within six minutes of the first shock.

Several glasses and a bottle of wine crashed to the floor and shattered at Assaggio, an Italian restaurant in Brawley, said owner Jerry Ma. The shaking was short-lived but intense, he said.

 “It felt like there was quake every 15 minutes. One after another. My kids are small and they’re scared and don’t want to come back inside,” said Mike Patel, who manages Townhouse Inn & Suites in Brawley. A TV came crashing down and a few light fixtures broke inside the motel, Patel said.

A Brawley Police Department dispatcher said several downtown buildings sustained minor damage. No injuries were reported.

The USGS said more than 100 aftershocks struck the same approximate epicenter, about 16 miles north of El Centro. Some shaking was felt along the San Diego County coast in Del Mar, some 120 miles from the epicenter, as well as in the Coachella Valley, southern Orange County and parts of northern Mexico.

USGS seismologist Lucy Jones said earthquake swarms are characteristic of the region, known as the Brawley Seismic Zone.

 “The area sees lots of events at once, with many close to the largest magnitude, rather than one main shock with several much smaller aftershocks,” Jones said.

The last major swarm was in 2005, following a magnitude-5.1 quake, she said.

Scientists weren’t yet sure what fault Sunday’s quake cluster was on, but it was near the 800-mile San Andreas Fault, Caruso said.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: agelbert on August 26, 2012, 08:59:23 PM
RE,
This swarm looks like it may have legs. The last time I saw my inbox go nuts with USGS automatic earthquake emails was just befor Fukushima. The boxing day 2004 big quake and tsunami mostly generated aftershocks but not many preshocks to the big one. I just read on another site that the count on the swarm is 60 plus. I haven't gotten that many emails because of my magnitude filter setting (I've gotten around 15). Still, that's a lot. :o :jawdrop:
Title: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On- 7.4 El Salvador
Post by: RE on August 27, 2012, 02:46:53 AM
Shakin' good now!  7.4....equivalent to around 2.7 MEGAtons.  By comparison, the "Fat Boy" dropped on Nagasaki (bigger than Hiroshima by almost double) was around 20 KILOtons.  Get it?  That quake just dropped down approximately 100 Nagasakis.  ONE QUAKE! How many went down in SoCal today? Where do YOU think all that energy went?  Mother Earth can drop down some Rip Roaring energy dissipation when she has a mind to do it.  We are FLEAS

RE

Quake of 7.4 magnitude hits off El Salvador coast: USGS (http://news.terra.com/quake-of-74-magnitude-hits-off-el-salvador-coast-usgs,ea4cc735f6669310VgnVCM5000009ccceb0aRCRD.html)
 August 27, 2012 • 01:05 AM • last update 01:26 AM


A major earthquake of 7.4 magnitude hit in the Pacific Ocean about 78 miles off the coast of El Salvador late Sunday night, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

No destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is expected, and there is no tsunami threat to Hawaii, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.

The center said, however, that although it did not know if a tsunami had been generated, a warning was in effect for Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Panama and Mexico.

The earthquake struck 74 miles south of Usulutan, El Salvador, at a depth of 33 miles, the Geological Survey said.

There were no immediate reports of damage to coastal areas or to shipping.

(Reporting by Philip Barbara; Editing by Robert Birsel)
Title: Earthquake swarm off the Philippines
Post by: agelbert on August 31, 2012, 10:12:37 PM
This is the biggest quake so far but just look them on Google Earth. There are several fairly good sized quakes.

Quote
2012-08-31 12:47:34 UPDATED: (Mwp 7.9) PHILIPPINE ISLANDS REGION 10.8 126.7 (d919)‏

 8/31/12
 USGS ENS

== PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE REPORT ==
 


Region: PHILIPPINE ISLANDS REGION
Geographic coordinates: 10.828N, 126.677E
Magnitude: 7.9 Mwp
Depth: 34 km
Universal Time (UTC): 31 Aug 2012 12:47:34
Time near the Epicenter: 31 Aug 2012 20:47:34
Local standard time in your area: 31 Aug 2012 07:47:34
 
Location with respect to nearby cities:
 106 km (66 miles) ESE (102 degrees) of Guiuan, Samar, Philippines
 175 km (109 miles) NE (48 degrees) of Surigao, Mindanao, Philippines
 187 km (116 miles) ESE (104 degrees) of Tacloban, Leyte, Philippines
 749 km (465 miles) SE (124 degrees) of MANILA, Philippines
Title: 7.6 Magnitude Quake Hits Costa Rica
Post by: Surly1 on September 05, 2012, 09:13:55 AM
Costa Rica Earthquake 2012: 7.6 Magnitude Quake Hits Costa Rica

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/05/costa-rica-earthquake-2012_n_1857743.html (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/05/costa-rica-earthquake-2012_n_1857743.html)

(http://i.huffpost.com/gen/702151/thumbs/s-EARTHQUAKE-large.jpg)

NOSARA, Costa Rica — A powerful, magnitude-7.6 earthquake shook Costa Rica and a wide swath of Central America on Wednesday. There were no immediate accounts of injuries, but communications were down near the epicenter.

The USGS said the 8:42 a.m. quake struck about 38 miles (60 kilometers) from the town of Liberia. It was centered about 25 miles (41 kilometers) below the surface. The magnitude initially was estimated at 7.9.

In the town of Hojancha near the epicenter, city official Kenia Campos said the quake knocked down some houses and landslides blocked two roads.

"So far, we don't have victims," she said. "People were really scared ... We have had moderate quakes but an earthquake (this strong) hadn't happened in more than 50 years."

There were no initial reports of damage or deaths in the capital of San Jose, said Douglas Salgado, a geographer with Costa Rica's National Commission of Risk Prevention and Emergency Attention.

Salgado said, however, officials were having problem accessing the earthquake zone or reaching people there and were flying over the area to assess damage to highways and other structures.

The earthquake didn't knock out phones or electricity in the capital 88 miles (141 kilometers) from the epicenter, Salgado said by telephone, but communications were down near the epicenter.

"There's chaos in San Jose because it was a strong earthquake of long duration," Salgado said. "It was pretty strong and caused collective chaos."

At the Hotel Punta Islita in the Guanacaste area, "everybody is crying a lot and the telephone lines are saturated," said worker Diana Salas, speaking by telephone, but she said was no damage there

In the coastal town of Nosara in northwest Costa Rica, trees shook violently and light posts swayed. Teachers chased primary school students outside.

A tsunami warning was in effect for Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said in a bulletin. It said it was unknown if a tsunami was generated, but the warning was based on the size of the earthquake.
Title: Arkansas Next?
Post by: Surly1 on September 06, 2012, 11:17:59 AM

Geohazard expert: Prepare for Arkansas quake, pipelines at risk


    * New Madrid Fault
    * September 3, 2012
    * By: Deborah Dupre
(http://cdn2-b.examiner.com/sites/default/files/styles/image_content_width/hash/39/1c/1346673503_9808_images-10.jpg)

A geohazard supervisor with the Arkansas Geological Survey has advised Monday that people and pipelines in northeast Arkansas are at risk of the real possibility of an earthquake and to be prepared.

"On average, the region is having an earthquake every other day, so residents need to be ready," said Scott Ausbrooks, geohazard supervisor with the Arkansas Geological Survey about northeast Arkansas.

Ausbrooks is urging residents to prepare for an Arkansas earthquake, saying the risk of a major earthquake occurring in northeast of the state is a "real possibility."

"Unreinforced masonry buildings, brick buildings with no ductile frames (are at greatest risk)," Ausbrooks said. "When it shakes, there is nothing to hold it together."

"In a given 50-year period, the USGS (United States Geological Survey) says there is a 7 to 10 percent chance (of a magnitude 7 or greater earthquake)," he said.

"When you look at a 6 to a 6.7 on the high end, still a decent size and damaging earthquake, there is a 25 percent chance in the next 50 years."

The last earthquake of that magnitude along the New Madrid Fault was in Charleston, Mo., in 1895. With an earthquake of that size, the region would run the risk of major disruptions in services, Ausbrooks said.

"There is a risk to telecommunications and water," he said.

"And lots of pipelines crisscross the area, going to the northeast. Those (pipelines) are at risk."

There has been a direct correlation between the amount of fracking in Arkansas and the increased seismic activity. Environmental Modification (ENMOD) is impacting Arkansas residents and their human rights to security.

'Get a kit, make a plan and stay informed'

Sheila M. Annable, preparedness division director for planning at the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management, said, "We don't know of anyone in the country ready for a catastrophic event like this."

"If we get a truly large quake, it will have a significant impact on roadways, waters and gaining access into the most devastated areas will be difficult," she said.

"We encourage everyone to get a kit, make a plan and stay informed," Annable said, urging people to visit ready.arkansas.gov.

On that site, Arkansas residents are urged to assemble a kit including bottles of water, enough non-perishable food to last a family for three days, a battery-powered or hand-crank radio with extra batteries, a flash light with extra batteries, a first aid kit and a map, among other items.

The Center for Earthquakes and Information says survival supplies in an Earthquake Survival Kit should include:

Water-2 quarts to 1 gallon per person, per day.
First Aid Kit-ample, and freshly stocked.
First Aid Manual-know how to use it.
Food-canned or individually packaged;precooked, requiring minimum heat and water. Consider infants, pets, and other special dietary requirements.
Critical medication, extra eyeglasses
Can opener
Blankets
Radio-portable battery operated, spare batteries
Critical medication and eyeglasses, contact cases and supplies
Fire Extinguisher-dry chemical, type ABC
Flashlight-spare batteries and bulbs
Watch or clock-battery or spring wound.
COOKING:
Barbeque-use outdoors ONLY-charcoal and lighter, or Sterno stove
Plastic bags-various sizes, sealable
Pots-at least two
Paper plates, plastic utensils, and paper towels SANITATION
Large plastic trash bags-for trash, waste, water protection
Ground cloth
Large trash cans
Hand soap, liquid detergent, shampoo
Toothpaste, toothbrushes, dental floss
Deodorant
Feminine supplies
Infant supplies
Toilet paper
Powdered chlorinated lime-to add to sewage to disinfect and keep away insects.
Newspapers-to wrap waste, garbage; may also be used for warmth.

SAFETY

Heavy shoes for every family member
Heavy gloves for every person cleaning debris
Candles
Matches-dipped in wax and kept in waterproof container
Knife-sharp, or razor blades
Garden hose-for siphoning and fire fighting
Clothes-complete change kept dry

TOOLS

Axe

Shovel
Broom
Crescent wrench-for turning off gas main
Screwdrivers
Pliers
Hammer
Rope or bailing wire
Plastic tape
Pen and paper
Mini Survival Kit for Automobile

Non-perishable food-store in coffee cans
Boiled water
First aid kit and manual
Fire extinguisher
Blanket
Sealable plastic bags
Flashlight-spare fresh batteries and bulb
Critical medication, extra eyeglasses
Tools-screwdriver, pliers, wire, knife
Short rubber hose
Pre-moistened towelettes
Feminine supplies
Sturdy shoes and gloves
Your emergency supplies should be adequate for at least 72 hours (3 days).
A 10-day supply of water, food, and medicine is recommended.

Prepare yourself and your family now

Have an earthquake survival kit on hand.
All family members should know how to turn off gas, water, and electricity.
Plan family emergency procedures, and make plans for reuniting your family.
Know emergency telephone numbers (doctor, hospital, police, 911, etc)
Anchor heavy objects to walls (bookcases, wall units, mirrors, cabinets, etc.)
Never place heavy objects over beds, and keep heavy objects lower than head height of shortest member of family.

Annable also recommends insurance for northern Arkansas residents.
Title: Re: 7.6 Magnitude Quake Hits Costa Rica
Post by: agelbert on September 06, 2012, 10:41:17 PM
Surly1,
Excellent advice. It's amazing all the stuff we take for granted until it's not available.  :(

A large earthquake aftermath is very bad news.
Title: Re: Two Small Earthquakes Recorded Under Ocean off coast of New England
Post by: g on September 18, 2012, 09:10:29 PM
Not so small if you live in Boston.     ;D   :laugh:

Two small earthquakes were recorded off the coast of New England Saturday night and early Sunday, specialists at Boston College’s Weston Observatory say. The first, which measured about 2.5 in magnitude, happened at about 10:31 p.m. Saturday about 41 miles east of Rockport, according to the observatory’s seismic detection recordhttp://feeds.boston.com/click.phdo?i=47059ee350c9035215de7841316ff11b      :icon_study:
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On- Columbia 7.3
Post by: Snowleopard on September 30, 2012, 03:02:34 PM
Earthquake overview : A massive subduction earthquake occurred below the Colombian Andes at 11:31 local time. Due to the very deep hypocenter, this earthquake will probably not lead to damage or injuries
 
http://earthquake-report.com/2012/09/30/massive-deep-earthquake-felt-all-over-colombia-and-ecuador/ (http://earthquake-report.com/2012/09/30/massive-deep-earthquake-felt-all-over-colombia-and-ecuador/)

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us2012gdap#summary (http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us2012gdap#summary)

Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: Karpatok on September 30, 2012, 04:30:46 PM
I thought a snowleopard had a great deal of white in its fur, Snowleopard, sort of like that might give it a little camoflage in the snow,you know what I mean,survival of the fittest and all that. But maybe there was a nice brown spotted snowleopard in your momma's woodpile. Just goin by your picture and thinkin, that's all. Afterall mongrels do have the highest immunity and stronger if they've been treated right.
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: Snowleopard on September 30, 2012, 07:18:19 PM
I thought a snowleopard had a great deal of white in its fur, Snowleopard, sort of like that might give it a little camoflage in the snow,you know what I mean,survival of the fittest and all that. But maybe there was a nice brown spotted snowleopard in your momma's woodpile. Just goin by your picture and thinkin, that's all. Afterall mongrels do have the highest immunity and stronger if they've been treated right.

Lots of color variation in snowleopards, always some white underside and black spots, the rest ranges from grey/white to tan/brown or yellow/brown with varied intergrades.  Higher elevation ranges do tend to have whiter cats.  The eyes vary quite abit too.  Some pictures at this link: 

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=Snow+Leopard&go=&qs=n&form=QBIR (http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=Snow+Leopard&go=&qs=n&form=QBIR)

Their camo can be quite good, snow or not, but it doesn't confuse IR scopes.  They are endangered and seldom seen in most of their range.  Not known to cross breed with other cat types!   ::)  Very good ambush hunters but never heard of one attacking a human.  Reportedly a minority eat substantial vegetation.  A different breed of cat!
Title: 4.6 earthquake in southern Maine rattles New England
Post by: RE on October 17, 2012, 12:04:12 AM
Wonder if GO felt the Rattle in Bean Town?

Seabrook Nuke declared it an "unusual event".  Very unusual, just ask the locals around Fuk-U-shima.

RE

4.6 earthquake in southern Maine rattles New England (http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/10/16/46-earthquake-in-southern-maine-rattles-new-england/)
 
Published October 16, 2012
 
Associated Press

PORTLAND, Maine –  An earthquake that hit southern Maine has rattled nearby New England states as far as Connecticut, including the Boston area.
 
The U.S. Geological Survey at first estimated the Tuesday evening quake as a 4.6 magnitude, but later downgraded that to 4.0. It hit at about 7:12 p.m. The epicenter, about 3 miles west of Hollis Center, Maine, is about 3 miles deep. That's about 20 miles west of Portland.
 
The Maine Emergency Management Agency had no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
 
In Waterboro near the epicenter, about 20 customers and staff at Waterboro House of Pizza ran outside when they heard a loud bang and the building shook.
 
The Seabrook Station nuclear plant, about 60 miles away in New Hampshire, declared an unusual event, but said it wasn't affected. The plant has been offline for refueling.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/10/16/46-earthquake-in-southern-maine-rattles-new-england/#ixzz29XAMoqzd (http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/10/16/46-earthquake-in-southern-maine-rattles-new-england/#ixzz29XAMoqzd)
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: hellsbells on October 17, 2012, 05:04:02 PM
I'm on Cape Cod. The house shook slightly and all the windows rattled for about half a minute. Pretty cool actually- no damage of course. We don't get tremors like this all that often so we kinda have to go around and tell everyone all about it when we do.  :)
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On- Iceland quake swarms
Post by: Snowleopard on October 23, 2012, 02:38:57 PM
"Interesting" quake swarms developing in Iceland:

An Earthquake swarm started in northern Iceland during the night to the 21th.

Hundreds of earthquakes have been recorded yesterday, last night and this morning outside Siglufjörður. The largest was the second time in the night, 5.2 in size. Human habitations quaking in Akureyri, dogs rushed up óhljóðum and items moved from one place. People were troubled, according to reporters in the north.
 No reports have been received of injuries, however, people or property. Several other earthquakes have been recorded over four dozens of tremors over three large. Bergthora Thorbjarnardottir, geophysicist at the Meteorological Institute, says a shaky offense that is not preceded volcanic activity. The epicenter is about twenty miles north of the town accounted for, at 6-9 kilometers.
 Earthquake had begun the previous night 20 km north SIGLUFJORDUR. Activity has come in waves but calm was between 15 and 23 o’clock yesterday. Furthermore, the cycle may come back with great force. She says that the area has calmed down tonight but it is not possible to predict whether earthquakes recurrence. The last quake of three large measured shortly before seven in the morning. He was of size 3.5 according óyfirfarinni automatic measurement. You can monitor the earthquake on site certified.
 Bergthora says shaking Tjörnes Seismic Zone could reach up to seven large. It can not be excluded a large tremor, but there is no evidence, however, especially for a large earthquake is coming.
 Earthquakes were well over the north and west, to form a Blönduósi in Fnjóskadal, Sauðárkrókur in Staircase,-exhibition, in Isafjordur, in dollars, in Húnaþing and Reykjadalur.
 Earthquakes are common in this area but has not previously been so dramatic cycles in this place.
 
 Spica
 
Full text of article and maps @

http://volcanocafe.wordpress.com/2012/10/21/earthquake-swarm-in-northern-iceland-on-the-21st-of-october/ (http://volcanocafe.wordpress.com/2012/10/21/earthquake-swarm-in-northern-iceland-on-the-21st-of-october/)

Further details and current coverage (not permalinked) @

http://www.jonfr.com/volcano/ (http://www.jonfr.com/volcano/)




Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On- Iceland quake swarms
Post by: RE on October 23, 2012, 02:56:09 PM
"Interesting" quake swarms developing in Iceland:

An Earthquake swarm started in northern Iceland during the night to the 21th.

Eathquake Swarms are Normal in Iceland.  Nothing to see here, please move along.

RE
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: Snowleopard on October 23, 2012, 09:06:29 PM
@RE

Yeah, Iceland has lots of EQ swarms.   

The ones under the volcanoes are probably as ordinary as those we experience under Ranier, St Helens, Yellowstone and Mammoth.  Most folks are unaware of those swarms too.  I'm not sure anyone is keeping good track, but IMO this sort of activity is picking up worldwide.  You could be correct that it is insignificant.  I'm not entirely sure of that though.

 OTOH: The Tjörnes fracture zone has not experienced a swarm of this intensity or with a higher Mag EQ since 1976 per the Icelandic Met Office.  This is interesting to me, but apparently noone else here.  Won't bore you with further posts in this genre.
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: RE on October 23, 2012, 09:36:32 PM
@RE
You could be correct that it is insignificant.  I'm not entirely sure of that though.


I was being sarcastic.

RE
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: Petty Tyrant on October 24, 2012, 12:53:22 AM
@RE

Yeah, Iceland has lots of EQ swarms.   

The ones under the volcanoes are probably as ordinary as those we experience under Ranier, St Helens, Yellowstone and Mammoth.  Most folks are unaware of those swarms too.  I'm not sure anyone is keeping good track, but IMO this sort of activity is picking up worldwide.  You could be correct that it is insignificant.  I'm not entirely sure of that though.

 OTOH: The Tjörnes fracture zone has not experienced a swarm of this intensity or with a higher Mag EQ since 1976 per the Icelandic Met Office.  This is interesting to me, but apparently noone else here.  Won't bore you with further posts in this genre.

Its good pub ammo if nothing else. It could be the answer to the 64 million dollar question they dont expect anyone to get right. Just because we have nothing to add doesnt mean its boring.
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: Snowleopard on October 24, 2012, 05:52:19 AM
@RE
You could be correct that it is insignificant.  I'm not entirely sure of that though.


I was being sarcastic.

RE

Yup.   Sometimes I forget where I am at!

The "Don't alarm the civilians." response irritates me more than it should.  Because of that type of response from authorities it is difficult to acquire a global picture of seismic/volcanic unrest.
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: Snowleopard on October 24, 2012, 10:24:52 AM
Its good pub ammo if nothing else. It could be the answer to the 64 million dollar question they dont expect anyone to get right. Just because we have nothing to add doesnt mean its boring.

Thanks. 

Some say "Just an episode in an ongoing natural process, nothing to worry about!"  When activity appears to calm down, as it has so far, they appear to be correct. 

It might also be a partial piece (or maybe just a symptom) in a large developing puzzle that is still missing some pieces and the completion picture.   

I've been thinking about this puzzle on and off in spare time for years.  Not satisfied with my progress.

RE has been working on it too, with arguably better results.

RE assembled some large pieces and sketched the best proposed picture of the puzzle I've seen yet with his hypothesis called: "Geotectonic Ocean Heat Transfer Theory"

For those interested who weren't here yet or otherwise missed them the articles are at below links:

http://www.doomsteaddiner.net/blog/2012/04/02/geotectonic-ocean-heat-transfer-theory/ (http://www.doomsteaddiner.net/blog/2012/04/02/geotectonic-ocean-heat-transfer-theory/)

http://www.doomsteaddiner.net/blog/2012/08/10/geotectonic-ocean-heat-transfer-theory-revisited/ (http://www.doomsteaddiner.net/blog/2012/08/10/geotectonic-ocean-heat-transfer-theory-revisited/)

http://www.doomsteaddiner.net/blog/2012/08/16/geotectonic-ocean-heat-transfer-a-critique/ (http://www.doomsteaddiner.net/blog/2012/08/16/geotectonic-ocean-heat-transfer-a-critique/) 

And yes, it is possible that the answer is thought to be known, and classified above top secret.  I thought the hyper-focus on AGW was to distract us from the corp-rat poisoning of the planet while the banksters ripped us off for carbon credits.  Maybe there is more behind that screen.
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On- Queen Charlotte Islands 7.7
Post by: Snowleopard on October 27, 2012, 08:54:41 PM
Reported initially by USGS @ 7.1M upgraded to 7.7M.   EMSC @ 7.7M and GEOFON @ 7.6M. 

A Tsunami warning has been issued.  A 5.8M aftershock occurred ten minutes later.

http://earthquake-report.com/2012/10/28/massive-earthquake-with-tsunami-warning-below-the-queen-charlotte-islands-british-columbia-canada/ (http://earthquake-report.com/2012/10/28/massive-earthquake-with-tsunami-warning-below-the-queen-charlotte-islands-british-columbia-canada/)

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=290236 (http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=290236)

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000df7n#summary (http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000df7n#summary)

Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On- Queen Charlotte Islands 7.7
Post by: RE on October 27, 2012, 10:30:52 PM
Reported initially by USGS @ 7.1M upgraded to 7.7M.   EMSC @ 7.7M and GEOFON @ 7.6M. 

A Tsunami warning has been issued.  A 5.8M aftershock occurred ten minutes later.

http://earthquake-report.com/2012/10/28/massive-earthquake-with-tsunami-warning-below-the-queen-charlotte-islands-british-columbia-canada/ (http://earthquake-report.com/2012/10/28/massive-earthquake-with-tsunami-warning-below-the-queen-charlotte-islands-british-columbia-canada/)

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=290236 (http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=290236)

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000df7n#summary (http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000df7n#summary)

That is Peter's Neighborhood.  :o

RE
Title: Peter is OK
Post by: RE on October 28, 2012, 12:59:18 AM
Reported initially by USGS @ 7.1M upgraded to 7.7M.   EMSC @ 7.7M and GEOFON @ 7.6M. 

A Tsunami warning has been issued.  A 5.8M aftershock occurred ten minutes later.

http://earthquake-report.com/2012/10/28/massive-earthquake-with-tsunami-warning-below-the-queen-charlotte-islands-british-columbia-canada/ (http://earthquake-report.com/2012/10/28/massive-earthquake-with-tsunami-warning-below-the-queen-charlotte-islands-british-columbia-canada/)

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=290236 (http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=290236)

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000df7n#summary (http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000df7n#summary)

That is Peter's Neighborhood.  :o

RE

Just to let everybody know, I touched base with Peter, and he is OK.  Shaking around 30 seconds,  2 foot swell, no major Tsunami.

RE
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On- Guatemala 7.4M
Post by: Snowleopard on November 07, 2012, 11:41:35 AM
Central America Hit by another massive quake. 

There are eight fatalities at last report, and overall picture is still unclear;  but offshore location should make for more moderate casualties and damage than usual for an EQ of this size.

http://earthquake-report.com/2012/11/07/massive-earthquake-out-of-the-champerico-guatemala-coast/ (http://earthquake-report.com/2012/11/07/massive-earthquake-out-of-the-champerico-guatemala-coast/)

Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On- Myanmar (Burma) 6.8M
Post by: Snowleopard on November 11, 2012, 07:12:57 AM
A strong damaging earthquake hit Burma north of Mandalay near Shwebo on Sunday morning.   There have been four siginificant aftershocks thus far.  There are reports of  collapsed bridges, mines and monastaries.  Conflicting reports give fatality numbers between 2 and 24; considering numerous felt reports from Bangkok, and other sources, I suspect the larger number is more accurate and it may rise.  There is also some disagreement on precise location and magnitudes of primary quake and aftershocks.

http://earthquake-report.com/2012/11/11/extremely-dangerous-and-maybe-destructive-earthquake-in-central-myanmar/ (http://earthquake-report.com/2012/11/11/extremely-dangerous-and-maybe-destructive-earthquake-in-central-myanmar/)

http://www.herald.ie/breaking-news/world-news/12-feared-dead-in-burma-earthquake-3290833.html (http://www.herald.ie/breaking-news/world-news/12-feared-dead-in-burma-earthquake-3290833.html)

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000dqqw#summary (http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000dqqw#summary)

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=292026 (http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=292026)
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: JoeP on November 22, 2012, 06:52:58 AM
Lord of the Rings 'Mount Doom' volcano erupted yesterday (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2236191/Mt-Tongariro-erupted-New-Zealands-Mount-Doom-volcano-Lord-Rings-erupts.html?ito=feeds-newsxml)

Experts: Tongariro could erupt again (http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10849136)
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On: 4.9 Quake Jolts Tokyo, no Tsunami Warning
Post by: g on November 24, 2012, 03:01:26 AM
OKYO (Reuters) - An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.9 jolted Tokyo and nearby areas on Saturday, but no tsunami warning has been issued, Japan Meteorological Agency said.

Some trains were temporarily halted but are now back to normal service, public broadcaster NHK said. There were no immediate reports of damage.

The depth of the tremor    http://news.yahoo.com/magnitude-4-9-quake-jolts-tokyo-no-tsunami-092044166.html (http://news.yahoo.com/magnitude-4-9-quake-jolts-tokyo-no-tsunami-092044166.html) was 80 km (50 miles) in Chiba prefecture, east of Tokyo, the Meteorological Agency said.
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes Resurgent EQ Activity?
Post by: Snowleopard on December 07, 2012, 04:32:32 PM
After a lull, a busy few days for earthquakes.  Especially impacted: Iran and Japan

All week minor activity has increased along the Pacific North & Central American coasts, including Alaska thru the Aleutians but most intense from California south.

Siginificant Activity:

Wednesday 12/5/2012   Iran 5.8 --  Eight fatalities, many injuries, significant damage, some villages "destroyed".

http://earthquake-report.com/2012/12/06/strong-extremely-shallow-earthquake-in-iran-kills-at-least-6-people-20-injured-and-a-lot-of-damage/ (http://earthquake-report.com/2012/12/06/strong-extremely-shallow-earthquake-in-iran-kills-at-least-6-people-20-injured-and-a-lot-of-damage/)

Thursday 12/6/2012   Tokyo, Japan 4.7  Ichihara, Japan 4.8 (~100km S of Tokyo)  Both felt but no damage

Friday  12/7/2012  Japan Major 7.3 EQ offshore, followed by an aftershock of 6.2 and small (-3ft) tsunamis, 20 further aftershocks between 4.6 & 5.6 in same area.  Some injuries, significant shaking in Tokyo.

http://earthquake-report.com/2012/12/07/massive-earthquake-more-than-200-km-out-of-the-coast-of-honshu-japan-tsunami-warning-in-place/ (http://earthquake-report.com/2012/12/07/massive-earthquake-more-than-200-km-out-of-the-coast-of-honshu-japan-tsunami-warning-in-place/)

New Zealand, North Island 6.3   Strong but deep EQ, widely felt but no damage likely.

China a 5.3 shallow enough to cause damage in a populated area, but no reports, so far.
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes --Offshore ALASKA 7.5M
Post by: Snowleopard on January 05, 2013, 09:04:54 AM
A strong shallow earthquake hit offshore ~58 mi west of Craig, Alaska early this morning.  Initial strength measured 7.7-7.8 M was quickly downgraded to 7.5 M. This EQ had potiential to cause major damage and generate a large tsunami, but apparently neither occurred.

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000ejqv#summary (http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000ejqv#summary)

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000ejqv#shakemap (http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000ejqv#shakemap)

http://earthquake-report.com/2013/01/05/potential-tsunami-from-m7-7-earthquake-off-alaska-warning-in-effect/ (http://earthquake-report.com/2013/01/05/potential-tsunami-from-m7-7-earthquake-off-alaska-warning-in-effect/)
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes -- Solomon Islands ~M8
Post by: Snowleopard on February 05, 2013, 06:02:48 PM
Tsunami possible.  Warnings issued.

Solomon Islands are AKA Santa Cruz Islands.

This massive earthquake tops ongoing "swarm" of siginificant quakes in the region over the last week.

http://earthquake-report.com/2013/02/06/very-strong-earthquake-santa-cruz-islands-on-february-6-2013/ (http://earthquake-report.com/2013/02/06/very-strong-earthquake-santa-cruz-islands-on-february-6-2013/)


Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On: Nevada earthquake followed by three aftershoc
Post by: g on February 12, 2013, 07:42:48 PM

The Christian Science Monitor - CSMonitor.com
Nevada earthquake followed by three aftershocks

Today's Nevada earthquake had a magnitude of 5.1, reports the US Geological Survey, and was followed by three aftershocks over the next 40 minutes.
Temp Headline Image
A Nevada earthquake struck a rural area about 120 miles each from Custer City and South Lake Tahoe at 4:10 p.m. today, says the USGS. This region of Nevada gets dozens of tiny earthquakes each week, but quakes of this scale are rare.
(United States Geological Survey)

By Associated Press / February 12, 2013 at 10:12 pm EST
TONOPAH, Nev.

A moderate earthquake and a trio of smaller aftershocks have struck rural Nevada, near the California state line.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the 5.1-magnitude earthquake hit at 4:10 p.m. Tuesday.

It was centered 45 miles west of Tonopah, about 200 miles south of Reno and 17 miles south of Mina.

The Nevada Seismological Lab at the University of Nevada, Reno says three aftershocks followed of magnitudes 3.1, 3.3 and 3.7. The last came at 4:49 p.m. 25 miles south of Mina.

Ellen Hall-Patton, a student seismological analyst at the Reno lab, said all were centered near the same area.

A Nye County sheriff's dispatcher said she felt the earthquake in Tonopah but there were no damage reports

http://rss.csmonitor.com/~r/feeds/csm/~3/ZGgp9ooKHtc/Nevada-earthquake-followed-by-three-aftershocks (http://rss.csmonitor.com/~r/feeds/csm/~3/ZGgp9ooKHtc/Nevada-earthquake-followed-by-three-aftershocks)  :icon_study:
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes - Nevada - 4 more aftershocks
Post by: Snowleopard on February 12, 2013, 08:07:16 PM
Hi GO

Been watching that myself.   Not much in that area to damage.

This is likely just an ordinary quake with the usual aftershocks (even if a bit strong for the area)...we'll know soon.  But, given the small quakes under Mammoth Mountian, Long Valley and China Lake recently;  the entire area is looking "interesting".


The Nevada Seismological Lab at the University of Nevada, Reno says three aftershocks followed of magnitudes 3.1, 3.3 and 3.7. The last came at 4:49 p.m. 25 miles south of Mina.

Since the above report there have been four more aftershocks today per USGS: 2.6,  3.7, 3.5, & 3.2.
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes -- Solomon Islands ~M8
Post by: Snowleopard on February 12, 2013, 08:49:59 PM
Tsunami possible.  Warnings issued.

Solomon Islands are AKA Santa Cruz Islands.

This massive earthquake tops ongoing "swarm" of siginificant quakes in the region over the last week.

http://earthquake-report.com/2013/02/06/very-strong-earthquake-santa-cruz-islands-on-february-6-2013/ (http://earthquake-report.com/2013/02/06/very-strong-earthquake-santa-cruz-islands-on-february-6-2013/)

UPDATE:  In the seven days since the 8M quake hit, the island area has seen over 200 aftershocks above 4.5M (including nine from 6-6.9M and three @7M or larger.  Between the earthquakes and tsumami, little is left intact.  Few pilots are willing to land on the island's airstrip.  Anyone in a position to direct aid (with logistics vs currency) might consider sending some to this island.

http://earthquake-report.com/2013/02/06/very-strong-earthquake-santa-cruz-islands-on-february-6-2013/ (http://earthquake-report.com/2013/02/06/very-strong-earthquake-santa-cruz-islands-on-february-6-2013/)
Title: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Szechuan Spicy TOAST
Post by: RE on April 20, 2013, 07:57:11 PM
Hey Alan, Bullish for China, right?  Can-U-Spell TOAST?

(http://thisisnotalovesong.files.wordpress.com/2007/07/toast.jpg)

RE

Over 150 Dead, Thousands Injured After 6.6 Quake Strikes China's Sichuan Province (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-04-20/over-150-dead-thousands-injured-after-66-quake-strikes-chinas-sichuan-province)
         
 (http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/pictures/picture-5.jpg) (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden)
   
Submitted by Tyler Durden (http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden) on 04/20/2013 09:56 -0400
In all the jubilation last night following the capture of the 19 year terrorism suspect, virtually everyone missed news that a massive 7.0 magnitude quake according to the China Earthquake Administration (and 6.6 according to the USGS (http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000gcdd#summary) including countless aftershocks) hit China's Sichuan province, leaving at least 156 dead and over 2200 injured according to the latest estimate from Xinhua (http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000gcdd#summary). The epicenter was not too far from the infamous earthquake five years ago when 70,000 people died, and millions were left homeless as a result. The earthquake occurred at 8.02 a.m. (0002 GMT) in Lushan county near Ya'an city and the epicentre had a depth of 12 km (7.5 miles), the U.S. Geological Survey said. The quake was felt by residents in neighbouring provinces and in the provincial capital of Chengdu, causing many people to rush out of buildings, according to accounts on China's Twitter-like Sina Weibo microblogging service.
(http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/images/user5/imageroot/2013/04/sichuan%20quake_0.jpg) (http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/images/user5/imageroot/2013/04/sichuan%20quake.jpg)
BBC reports (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-22228225):



The 6.6-magnitude quake wrecked buildings, cut power and blocked roads in Lushan county, killing more than 100 and injuring hundreds, officials say.
Rescuers are struggling to get through to the worst-affected areas because of aftershocks and landslides.
Tens of thousands were killed in a quake that hit Sichuan in 2008.
 
The latest quake, initially reported as of 7.0 magnitude, struck at 08:02 local time (00:02 GMT).
 
Its epicentre was in a rural area some 115km (70 miles) west of provincial capital Chengdu, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS).
 
State broadcaster CCTV showed images of injured people being taken to hospital in Lushan.
 
One injured man told the channel: "We still live in our old house, the new one is not ready yet. Our house just collapsed. Everything collapsed."
 
The quake was measured at 12km below the surface, a shallow depth that usually indicates extensive damage.
 
Aerial shots of Lushan showed buildings collapsed or without roofs.
(http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/images/user5/imageroot/2013/04/lushan.jpg)
Power has been lost in the area, water supplies have been cut and telephone lines are also down.
 
People in Chengdu felt the tremor and came running into the streets wrapped in blankets.
 
Chengdu resident Aaron Ozment told the BBC there was huge confusion in the city.
 
"I threw on a some clothes quickly and made my way into the courtyard of my complex," he said.
 
"Making calls was almost impossible; everybody was trying to contact everybody they knew."
 
Residents in the nearest city to the epicentre, Ya'an, felt jolts from the quake and aftershocks, but the city does not appear to have suffered major damage.
 
State news agency Xinhua said more than 6,000 soldiers had been despatched to help with rescue efforts.
 
Premier Li Keqiang is travelling to Sichuan to oversee the operation.
 
"The current most urgent issue is grasping the first 24 hours since the quake's occurrence, the golden time for saving lives," Mr Li was quoted as saying by Xinhua.
 
The 2008 disaster in Sichuan left five million people homeless.
(http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/images/user5/imageroot/2013/04/sichuan%20quake%202_0.jpg) (http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/images/user5/imageroot/2013/04/sichuan%20quake%202.jpg)

Don't expect to read much more about this: we live in a world in which hundreds dead thousands of miles away is an out of sight, out of mind statistic, while the capture of one 19 year old deranged youth is cause of edge of your seat realty TV drama and entertainment.
As for China, following the toxic Beijing smog blanket, the animal apocalypse and the bird flu breakout, an onslaught of earthquakes somehow did seem as a logical next step.
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes: 6.8 Chile earthquake strikes
Post by: g on May 20, 2013, 06:36:03 AM
 By Staff, Associated Press / May 20, 2013 at 8:49 am EDT
Santiago, Chile

 The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude-6.5 earthquake has struck off the coast of Chile. The USGS initially reported at 6.8 earthquake.

The quake was recorded at 5:49 a.m. local time (EDT; 0949 GMT) Monday, at a shallow depth of 10 kilometers (6.2 miles), some 600 kilometers (370 miles) from the city of Puerto Quellon. No tsunami warning was issued.

Chile's naval seismology office says it was not felt on land. U.S. seismologists originally estimated the magnitude at 6.8.

Chile is one of the world's most earthquake-prone countries. A magnitude-8.8 quake and the tsunami it unleashed in 2010 killed 551 people and destroyed 220,000 homes. It was so strong it changed time, shortening the Earth's day slightly by changing the planet's rotation.

The quakes in the area are the result of the collision of plates, specifically between the subducting Nazca plate and the South America plate, where the oceanic crust and lithosphere of the Nazca plate begin their descent into the mantle beneath South America, according to the USGS.

    "Most of the large earthquakes in South America are constrained to shallow depths of 0 to 70 km resulting from both crustal and interplate deformation. Crustal earthquakes result from deformation and mountain building in the overriding South America plate and generate earthquakes as deep as approximately 50 km. Interplate earthquakes occur due to slip along the dipping interface between the Nazca and the South American plates. Interplate earthquakes in this region are frequent and often large, and occur between the depths of approximately 10 and 60 km. Since 1900, numerous magnitude 8 or larger earthquakes have occurred on this subduction zone interface that were followed by devastating tsunamis, including the 1960 M9.5 earthquake in southern Chile, the largest instrumentally recorded earthquake in the world."

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

                                                               
5 20 13 Chile Earthquake full 380
5 20 13 Chile Earthquake full 380


http://rss.csmonitor.com/~r/feeds/csm/~3/L1-QiNJO74E/6.8-Chile-earthquake-strikes-off-the-coast (http://rss.csmonitor.com/~r/feeds/csm/~3/L1-QiNJO74E/6.8-Chile-earthquake-strikes-off-the-coast)  ::) :icon_study:
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Russia 8.2 earthquake is big but no deaths
Post by: g on May 25, 2013, 07:37:40 AM
5 25 13 Russia Earthquake full 380
5 25 13 Russia Earthquake full 380

 Moscow

A magnitude 8.2 earthquake struck off Russia's eastern coast on Friday, briefly prompting a tsunami scare but causing no casualties or substantial damage, Russian emergency authorities said.

The USGS says the quake was actually magnitude 8.3.

The epicentre of the quake was located at a depth of 385 miles (620 km) in the Sea of Okhotsk, 244 miles (390 km) west of the nearest city, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

How big is a magnitude 8.2 quake, compared to say, a magnitude 5.8 quake?

The magnitude scale is really comparing amplitudes of waves on a seismogram, not the strength (energy) of the quakes. So, a magnitude 8.2 is 251 times bigger than a 5.8 quake as measured on seismograms, but the 8.2 quake is about 3,981 times stronger than the 5.8, according to the US Geological Survey.

The USGS says:

This quake was felt in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, the main city on the Kamchatka peninsula and home to a nuclear submarine base, and on Sakhalin island, where Russia's largest liquefied natural gas project is located.

Regional emergency authorities issued a tsunami warning for Sakhalin and the Kurile islands, advising residents of dangerous areas to seek high ground, but lifted the warning several minutes later.

Residents of northern Japan felt the quake but there was no tsunami warning from Japan's meteorological agency. (Editing by Elizabeth Piper)
http://rss.csmonitor.com/~r/feeds/csm/~3/jKIWXd9Faiw/Russia-8.2-earthquake-is-big-but-no-deaths (http://rss.csmonitor.com/~r/feeds/csm/~3/jKIWXd9Faiw/Russia-8.2-earthquake-is-big-but-no-deaths)  :icon_study:  :o
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: Snowleopard on July 07, 2013, 06:09:35 PM
June had a below average occurance of M6+ earthquakes worldwide, but it appears that the lull is over. 

A look at USGS and EarthquakeReport.com shows in the first seven days of July there were more M6+ EQs than in the previous three weeks.

The worst, in terms of casualties and damage, being in Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia early in the week:

http://earthquake-report.com/2013/07/02/very-strong-earthquake-northern-sumatra-indonesia-on-july-2-2013/

Update July 7 – 07:46 UTC
 Today, the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) has released his latest data on the Aceh earthquake. 40 fatalities and 6 still missing (buried by landslides), 63 people are still hospitalized, 2,362 people have been ambulatory treated for all kind of injuries, 22,125 people cannot live in their houses anymore and have received temporary shelter from the authorities.
 15,919 houses have been damaged to different extend, 623 public buildings (schools, houses of prayer, mosques, etc) have been damaged as well.

Others EQs of interest, mostly without siginificant damage, and all in the South Pacific:

7.2M  7/07  110km ENE of Taron, Papua New Guinea
6.6M  7/07   29km NE of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea
6.0M  7/06   157km SW of Sungaipenuh, Indonesia
6.1M  7/04  81km SSE of Panguna, Papua New Guinea


http://earthquake-report.com/2013/07/06/earthquakes-in-the-world-on-july-7-2013-m4-5-or-more/ (http://earthquake-report.com/2013/07/06/earthquakes-in-the-world-on-july-7-2013-m4-5-or-more/)

http://earthquake-report.com/2013/07/07/very-strong-earthquake-new-britain-region-p-n-g-on-july-7-2013/ (http://earthquake-report.com/2013/07/07/very-strong-earthquake-new-britain-region-p-n-g-on-july-7-2013/)

http://earthquake-report.com/2013/07/06/very-strong-earthquake-southern-sumatra-indonesia-on-july-6-2013/ (http://earthquake-report.com/2013/07/06/very-strong-earthquake-southern-sumatra-indonesia-on-july-6-2013/)

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000i89z#summary (http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000i89z#summary)

On a related note...
Looking at the USGS map of 4.5+M EQs in the Pacific "ring of fire", over the past 30 days there are none between Alaska and central Mexico.   I'm wondering if that might also change soon.   Just wondering.
Title: The Cook Straight is shaking (NEW ZEALAND area)
Post by: agelbert on July 21, 2013, 11:39:09 AM
PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE REPORT

2013-07-21 05:09:29 UPDATED: (M6.9) COOK STRAIT, NEW ZEALAND -41.8 174.5 (d919)‏





Region: COOK STRAIT, NEW ZEALAND
Geographic coordinates: 41.775S, 174.545E
Magnitude: 6.9
Depth: 10 km

Agelbert note: When the depth is that shallow, volcanism is a prime suspect. I've been a quake watcher for about 10 years and the average depth is 33km.

I hope the Doomstead diner lady Sheep farmer nicknamed Annie Oakley is okay.
Title: Re: The Cook Straight is shaking (NEW ZEALAND area)
Post by: RE on July 21, 2013, 11:53:57 AM
Above post should be in the Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On thread.  I will move it.

RE
Title: Re: The Cook Straight is shaking (NEW ZEALAND area)
Post by: Snowleopard on July 21, 2013, 03:32:28 PM
Agelbert note: When the depth is that shallow, volcanism is a prime suspect. I've been a quake watcher for about 10 years and the average depth is 33km.[/b

VERY INTERESTING  There have been 12 earthquakes @4.5 M or larger in the last three days in this immediate area.  All were at less depth than 33km.  Nonetheless the profession does not suspect volcanic activity.

from USGS: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000iivv#summary (http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000iivv#summary)

Quote
Tectonic Summary

The July 21, 2013 Mw 6.5 earthquake in Cook Straight, ESE of Blenheim, New Zealand, occurred as a result of oblique thrust faulting on or near the plate boundary between the Pacific and Australia plates. At the latitude of this earthquake, the Pacific plate is converging with Australia, moving westward at a rate of approximately 43 mm/yr, and is beginning a complex transition from Pacific plate subduction along the Hikurangi Trench to the north, to transform faulting along the Alpine Fault system and its associated structures to the south west. The depth and faulting mechanism of this earthquake are consistent with this tectonic transition.
 
The July 21 earthquake is the latest in a sequence of moderate earthquakes in the same region over the preceding two days, which began on July 18 2013 with a M 5.3 event approximately 25 km to the northwest, and continued with a M 5.8 event on July 20, just to the northeast of the July 21 earthquake. A number of smaller shocks occurred in the same area over the intervening period, and several dozen aftershocks of M<5 had been recorded by the New Zealand national network, GeoNet, within 2 hours of the mainshock. Many of these earthquakes align on an approximate NE-SW trend between the North and South Islands of New Zealand. Historically, this region has hosted several large earthquakes, including the M 7.5 1848 Marlborough event a few tens of kilometers to the northwest of the July 21 earthquake, and the M 8.2 1855 Wairarapa event, some 80 km to the northeast.


While i can't rule out your suspicion, my guess is the geologists are correct here and this is "normal" tectonic activity, albeit a bit intense.  The larger shock caused widespread minor damage and some injuries due to its shallow depth.

http://earthquake-report.com/2013/07/21/very-strong-earthquake-cook-strait-new-zealand-on-july-21-2013/ (http://earthquake-report.com/2013/07/21/very-strong-earthquake-cook-strait-new-zealand-on-july-21-2013/)

It is not my intent to downplay the ever present risk of volcanic activity in some other populated areas of New Zealand, where cities are built in active volcanic zones.
Title: TOBA AWAKENS!
Post by: RE on July 21, 2013, 03:43:06 PM
It is not my intent to downplay the ever present risk of volcanic activity in some other populated areas of New Zealand, where cities are built in active volcanic zones.

Looks Quiet today...

(http://unknownparadise.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/lake_toba_indonesia.jpg)

Watch Out Tomorrow!

(http://www.armageddononline.org/images/inside_super_volcano.jpg)

RE
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: agelbert on July 21, 2013, 05:02:22 PM
Quote
While i can't rule out your suspicion, my guess is the geologists are correct here and this is "normal" tectonic activity, albeit a bit intense.  The larger shock caused widespread minor damage and some injuries due to its shallow depth.

I HOPE it's a fault and not volcanic. There are bunch of volcanoes in New Zealand that could makes things kind of difficult if they start blowing their tops.


(http://api.ning.com/files/2U8KfbnVibahdQ8AZHfM64wb7nPjVchVvvvbxRtjstfJfFihL0C8lqYxvGtJyKPCPNoV67t1fsbYdT*RHy7cTYeJX6NdjBRr/04sp001.jpg)
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes - 94 Die in China Quake
Post by: Snowleopard on July 23, 2013, 08:33:43 AM
Another strong earthquake...this one deadly:


China Dispatches Thousands to Rescue Gansu Quake Survivors


China dispatched thousands of police, soldiers and government officials to search for survivors of an earthquake that struck the northwestern province of Gansu yesterday as the death toll rose to 94.

The 5.9-magnitude quake struck at 7:45 a.m. local time yesterday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The official Xinhua News Agency said the temblor hit near the city of Dingxi and measured it at magnitude 6.6, citing the China Earthquake Networks Center.

Gansu’s Communist Party Secretary Wang Sanyun, the province’s most-senior official, visited villages damaged by the quake yesterday and called on rescuers to bolster their efforts and to “reduce the loss to the lowest level,” the Gansu Daily newspaper reported today. Chinese President Xi Jinping called yesterday for an “all-out” rescue effort and to make saving lives the top priority, Xinhua reported.

The temblor injured 1,001 people, left one missing and caused the collapse or severely damaged 127,000 homes, the Ministry of Civil Affairs said on its website, citing statistics gathered as of 2 p.m. today. The quake, which lasted about a minute, was felt in Lanzhou as well as in Xi’an, the capital of neighboring Shaanxi province, Xinhua said.

Gansu’s Wang also called on doctors and nurses at a local hospital to helped those injured by the quake. Most of those affected were from poor families, for whom a permanent disability could hurt their ability to work, Wang was cited by the Gansu Daily as saying.

 complete story@ Bloomberg News - Jul 23, 2013 5:43 AM ET.

 http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-07-22/earthquake-in-china-s-gansu-province-kills-47-agency-says-1-.html (http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-07-22/earthquake-in-china-s-gansu-province-kills-47-agency-says-1-.html)

 update from earthquakereport.com:

Update July 23 07:57 UTC : We have unfortunately to report that the last missing person has been found dead, which brings the total fatalities to 95. ER thinks that the only way this number may increase is that severely injured people may not survive at the end and that some remote villages have not been reached by rescue personnel.
 In a recebt note a report showed that army troops have been hiking for many hours to reach completely destroyed villages. These villages are small rural settlements where most of the houses are made from adobe. Adobe houses are like carton during an earthquake.
 What looks like a long time is only 40 hours after the quake hit. In this period army, police, fire department, staff and employess from many specialties like transport and agriculture have done and are doing an extraordinary job to bring rescue and relief to the quake damaged area. They still have a lot of work todo and getting relief goods to the needed is still a problematic affair.

http://earthquake-report.com/2013/07/21/very-strong-earthquake-gansu-china-on-july-21-2013/ (http://earthquake-report.com/2013/07/21/very-strong-earthquake-gansu-china-on-july-21-2013/)
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Greece shaking again.
Post by: Snowleopard on August 07, 2013, 08:33:01 PM
Early this morning (yesterday morn if you're in EU), Greece had 4.3M shock, followed four minutes later by a 5.1M with both shocks being shallow(~10km depth).  In the less than 24 hrs since, there have been 22 aftershocks between 2.2 & 4.8M and varying between 1-16 km in depth. 

(data from EMSC, other sources may vary) http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/?view=1 (http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/?view=1)

This level of shaking is unlikely to inflict serious casualties, but it is shaking local housing apart.

Strong earthquake(s) in the Kamena Vourla area Greece – at least 300 houses damaged

Update 22:26 UTC : Our first estimate was after all very right. The shallow epicenter and the soft soil may have been the reason why more than 300 houses have sustained damage

http://earthquake-report.com/2013/08/07/moderate-earthquake-greece-on-august-7-2013/ (http://earthquake-report.com/2013/08/07/moderate-earthquake-greece-on-august-7-2013/)
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-6.7M Columbia/Panama coast
Post by: Snowleopard on August 13, 2013, 02:18:02 PM
A very strong earthquake with Magnitude 6.7 occurred off the coast of Panama and Colombia in Pacific Ocean. It was felt in wide areas of both countries. No tsunami warning was issued.

USGS expects only a weak to moderate shaking in parts of Columbia. The closest coastal area to the epicenter (80 – 90 km) is only sparsely populated.

Shakemaps etc @ http://earthquake-report.com/2013/08/13/very-strong-earthquake-mutis-colombia-on-august-13-2013/ (http://earthquake-report.com/2013/08/13/very-strong-earthquake-mutis-colombia-on-august-13-2013/)

USGS just downgraded this shock to 6.6M, a common practice.

This is the fifth EQ worldwide of 6M or greater so far this week (from Aug 11) if you count the August 11 China quake rated 6.1M by (very competent) locals vs 5.7M USGS.
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes - PAK EQ Update
Post by: Snowleopard on September 25, 2013, 05:21:33 PM
Strong Pakistani Earthquake Creates New Island Off Country's Coast
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-09-24/strong-pakistani-earthquake-creates-new-island-countrys-coast (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-09-24/strong-pakistani-earthquake-creates-new-island-countrys-coast)

As reported earlier, Pakistan and India were both shaken by a strong 7.8 magnitude earthquake with numerous aftershocks. While the damage and the casualties from the quake are not fully known yet although according to Raza news agency the latest death toll is at 45, one quite stunning development has emerged, quite literally, out of the sea. As Pakistani's The News reports, an entire island emerged off the country's Gwadar coast in the aftermath of the quake. "According to DIG Gwadar Moazzam Jah, the island's altitude is 20 to 40 feet and width around 100 feet. Talking to Geo news, the DIG said that the island emerged at a distance of 350 feet in the sea from the Gwadar coast." We hope this is not some very elaborate mass media hoax.

(http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/images/user5/imageroot/2013/09/New%20Island%20Pakistan_0.jpg)

http://www.youtube.com/v/6hdYGfhJRxs&fs=1
The local Tribune (with various other media confirming too just in case this is some very elaborate media hoax) adds more:

    On the Gwadar coastline, the quake created a small island about half a mile into the sea near an area called ‘Jhanda’, according to Express News.

     

    The newly appearing island is said to have a mountainous terrain rising up to a hundred feet. A large crowd was seen gathering at the site to see the new island.

What is curious is that the shocking formation is quite close to the border with Iran, and in close proximity to the Gulf of Oman, best known as the favorite anchoring spot of US Aircraft Carriers patrolling the Straits of Hormuz.


View Larger Map

How long until US military claims this new rock as a new naval base which just happens to be in close proximity to Iran's eastern maritime border?

* * *

Update: we have confirmation from Reuters that the new island was in fact not a hoax:

    The earthquake was so powerful that it caused the seabed to rise and create a small, mountain-like island about 600 meters (yards) off Pakistan's Gwadar coastline in the Arabian Sea.

    Television channels showed images of a stretch of rocky terrain rising above the sea level, with a crowd of bewildered people gathering on the shore to witness the rare phenomenon.



Latest reports indicate a death toll from this quake (and aftershocks) of ~350-400.

http://earthquake-report.com/2013/09/24/massive-earthquake-pakistan-on-september-24-2013/ (http://earthquake-report.com/2013/09/24/massive-earthquake-pakistan-on-september-24-2013/)

All reports agree that a new island appeared, but disagree on its size, compostion, elevation and distance from shore.

Islands have appeared in this area before, composed mostly of mud, and eroded away within a year of appearance.  Many presume this one will do likewise.

http://thewatchers.adorraeli.com/2013/09/25/new-island-emerges-near-gwadar-after-massive-m-7-7-earthquake-in-pakistan/ (http://thewatchers.adorraeli.com/2013/09/25/new-island-emerges-near-gwadar-after-massive-m-7-7-earthquake-in-pakistan/)

http://www.thestar.com/news/world/2013/09/25/pakistan_quake_creates_new_island_toll_soars_past_300.html (http://www.thestar.com/news/world/2013/09/25/pakistan_quake_creates_new_island_toll_soars_past_300.html)
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes - Peru 7.0M
Post by: Snowleopard on September 25, 2013, 05:53:23 PM
Another day...Another strong and (considerably less) deadly quake. 

Today a shock rated variously from 6.8-7.2 struck Peru.  This area receives so many strong quakes that a search for news on this one was buried in returns from previous more deadly shocks.  A positive result is that surviving construction seems quite resilient.

3 deaths reported in a mine collapse triggered by the earthquake:

UPDATE: The three miners reported killed were later found alive.

http://earthquake-report.com/2013/09/25/very-strong-earthquake-acari-peru-on-september-25-2013/ (http://earthquake-report.com/2013/09/25/very-strong-earthquake-acari-peru-on-september-25-2013/)

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000jzma#summary (http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000jzma#summary)

from South America News.Net:

Major quake brings down buildings in Peru

A magnitude-6.9 earthquake brought down buildings in the southern region of Peru's Arequipa province Wednesday, authorities said. No casualty has been reported. "Some adobe houses collapsed in Caraveli district," district chief Santiago Neyra told RPP radio. Also, in the Chala district part of the Panamericana Sur highway collapsed, preventing traffic from moving along a stretch of that important roadway two km long, police said. The director of School 40262 in Acari, Nilhuar Escobedo, told RPP that the quake broke windows and cracked walls in several classrooms and an auditorium. So far, no injuries or worse have been reported, but police were deployed to the school to help with the evacuation of the 400 students, Escobedo said. In addition, he said that there is still "rather a lot of panic and concern" among local residents because there are rumors that some homes have collapsed in the northern part of Acari, which borders on the Lomas district, where the temblor's epicentre was located. The quake struck at 11:42 a.m. in Arequipa and several other Peruvian cities, including Lima, Moquegua, Ica, Tacna and Huancavelica. According to the Peruvian Geophysical Institute, the quake's epicentre was situated 30 km below the earth's surface.   ...--IANS/EFE -

 http://www.southamericanews.net/index.php/sid/217325918/scat/1f5f6572907d15fb#sthash.8HU7JLiq.dpuf (http://www.southamericanews.net/index.php/sid/217325918/scat/1f5f6572907d15fb#sthash.8HU7JLiq.dpuf)
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin': Strong earthquake M 6.1 struck off the coast of Chiapas
Post by: g on September 26, 2013, 07:55:42 PM
This one's for you Snowleopard.

This follows the 7.0 earthquake off the coast of Peru and the 7.7 magnitude quake in Pakistan. The earth changes are here.

                                                         
m6 6 mex sep 26 2013 f
m6 6 mex sep 26 2013 f


A very strong and shallow earthquake M 6.1 struck off the coast of Chiapas, Mexico on September 26, 2013 at 06:46 UTC (00:46 local time). USGS is reporting depth at 10.4 km (6.5 miles).

EMSC is currently reporting Mw 6.1 at a depth of 30 km.

Epicenter was located 101 km (63 miles) WSW of Puerto Madero, Mexico and 304 km (189 miles) W of Guatemala City, Guatemala.

There are about 438 people living within 100 km radius.

http://thewatchers.adorraeli.com/2013/09/26/strong-earthquake-m-6-1-struck-off-the-coast-of-chiapas-mexico/ (http://thewatchers.adorraeli.com/2013/09/26/strong-earthquake-m-6-1-struck-off-the-coast-of-chiapas-mexico/)  :icon_study:
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin': Strong earthquake M 6.1 struck off the coast of Chiapas
Post by: Snowleopard on September 29, 2013, 07:38:46 PM
This one's for you Snowleopard.

This follows the 7.0 earthquake off the coast of Peru and the 7.7 magnitude quake in Pakistan. The earth changes are here.

                                                         
m6 6 mex sep 26 2013 f
m6 6 mex sep 26 2013 f


A very strong and shallow earthquake M 6.1 struck off the coast of Chiapas, Mexico on September 26, 2013 at 06:46 UTC (00:46 local time). USGS is reporting depth at 10.4 km (6.5 miles).

EMSC is currently reporting Mw 6.1 at a depth of 30 km.

Epicenter was located 101 km (63 miles) WSW of Puerto Madero, Mexico and 304 km (189 miles) W of Guatemala City, Guatemala.

There are about 438 people living within 100 km radius.

http://thewatchers.adorraeli.com/2013/09/26/strong-earthquake-m-6-1-struck-off-the-coast-of-chiapas-mexico/ (http://thewatchers.adorraeli.com/2013/09/26/strong-earthquake-m-6-1-struck-off-the-coast-of-chiapas-mexico/)  :icon_study:

Thanks GO...

Though i did see that one, (and Darryl's comment), but was waiting for more info, ie. damage reports, news articles etc. which did not develop.  For MSM it's almost like this stuff isn't happening.
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakesn - Large PAK Aftershock
Post by: Snowleopard on September 29, 2013, 08:05:35 PM
Pakistan was hit on Saturday by a major aftershock rated from 7.4M (China) to 6.8M (USGS).  Reports of deaths caused by this aftershock range from 18-34.

http://earthquake-report.com/2013/09/24/massive-earthquake-pakistan-on-september-24-2013/ (http://earthquake-report.com/2013/09/24/massive-earthquake-pakistan-on-september-24-2013/)

From Xinhuanet:

BEIJING, Sept.29 (Xinhuanet) -- Southwest Pakistan has been hit by its second strong earthquake in four days. Pakistan’s ARY television reports that at least 18 people were killed, a dozen others injured, while dozens of homes collapsed.
 
Pakistan’s Meteorological Department says the 7.2 magnitude quake hit southwestern Baluchistan province on Saturday. The quake’s epicenter is reported to be about 30 kilometers northeast of Awaran, the area shaken by a 7.7-magnitude quake on Tuesday afternoon, which left over 500 people dead.
 
India says tremors have been felt in the Indian capital New Delhi.

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/video/2013-09/29/c_132760322.htm (http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/video/2013-09/29/c_132760322.htm)

Reports of deaths from the original 7.7M quake now exceed 500.

http://www.microsofttranslator.com/BV.aspx?ref=IE8Activity&a=http%3A%2F%2Fgerman.ruvr.ru%2Fnews%2F2013_09_28%2Fphoto-Starkes-Erdbeben-erschuttert-erneut-Pakistan-5714%2F (http://www.microsofttranslator.com/BV.aspx?ref=IE8Activity&a=http%3A%2F%2Fgerman.ruvr.ru%2Fnews%2F2013_09_28%2Fphoto-Starkes-Erdbeben-erschuttert-erneut-Pakistan-5714%2F)
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin:Mysterious earthquake swarm and big earth cracks Roman
Post by: g on October 06, 2013, 06:53:38 AM

Mysterious earthquake swarm and big earth cracks reported in Galati, Eastern Romania

                                                           
romania wall crack
romania wall crack



Mysterious earthquake swarm and big earth cracks reported in Galati, Eastern Romania

Posted by Adonai on October 04, 2013 in categories Earth cracks, Editors' picks, Seismic activity

ER reports that for a couple of weeks, an unusual earthquake swarm is going on in Eastern Romania, Galati province, close to Moldovia border. Additionally, a constant sound like boiling water, a strange water smell like sulfur and big cracks in the ground are reported.

The quakes have an extremely shallow depth, have a relatively high shaking intensity and are causing a lot of damage in the villages near the epicenter areas.

Residents and seismologists are very surprised and are trying to understand what is happening. Oil extraction and flooding where initially mentioned as possible triggers but these reasons cannot explain why some other phenomenon like: a constant sound like “boiling water” (coming from the ground) and a strange water smell (like sulfur) is being noticed.

Some people are not waiting for more earthquakes and left their houses due do the damage, fearing a collapse if further quakes would strike.

Another reason the people are scared of are the big cracks appearing in the ground.
There is no question that the seismic activity is caused by flood or oil exploitation,” said Mihnea Costoiu, Minister for Higher Education, Scientific Research and Technological Development. Scientists are saying that there was surely no big historic earthquake in the Galati area.

Although scientists are absolutely not sure about what will happening in the near future, they are trying to prevent panic in the affected villages.

The affected population are upset about the lack of information from the authorities and the scientists. Romanian TV stations are reporting on the phenoments with a number of LIVE reports.

http://thewatchers.adorraeli.com/2013/10/04/mysterious-earthquake-swarm-and-big-earth-cracks-reported-in-galati-eastern-romania/ (http://thewatchers.adorraeli.com/2013/10/04/mysterious-earthquake-swarm-and-big-earth-cracks-reported-in-galati-eastern-romania/)   :icon_study:

Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes - Week's EQ Activity
Post by: Snowleopard on October 06, 2013, 11:28:40 AM
Overall an apparent decrease in global activity this week, at least from the POV of data i monitor:

Major (5.9+M) Quakes:

Sep 30 6.7M Sea of Oshstock:

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000k3c1#summary (http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000k3c1#summary)

Sep 30  6.5M NE of New Zealand:

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000k2h2#summary (http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000k2h2#summary)

Oct 04 6.4M Mid Indian Ridge:

http://earthquake-report.com/2013/10/04/very-strong-earthquake-mid-indian-ridge-on-october-4-2013/ (http://earthquake-report.com/2013/10/04/very-strong-earthquake-mid-indian-ridge-on-october-4-2013/)

None of the above quakes resulted in casualties, damage or concern, due to offshore locations and depths.

Interesting Quakes:

Oct 6 5.4M in Romania, Vrancea region;  apparently unconnected to the ongoing swarm in the Galati region.

http://earthquake-report.com/2013/10/06/moderate-earthquake-romania-on-october-6-2013/ (http://earthquake-report.com/2013/10/06/moderate-earthquake-romania-on-october-6-2013/)

Oct 1 4.2M Spain, Gulf of Valencia, (also aftershocks) reportedly caused by gas storage project.

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/10/01/spain-gas-idUKL6N0HR29820131001 (http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/10/01/spain-gas-idUKL6N0HR29820131001)

Swarms:

Tjörnes Fracture Zone, Iceland:

This swarm peaked early in the week at over 170 quakes daily and has diminished significantly.  A similar swarm occurred here in April.

http://www.jonfr.com/volcano/?p=3927 (http://www.jonfr.com/volcano/?p=3927)

http://thewatchers.adorraeli.com/2013/10/01/intense-earthquake-swarm-offshore-north-iceland-1-000-quakes-in-6-days/ (http://thewatchers.adorraeli.com/2013/10/01/intense-earthquake-swarm-offshore-north-iceland-1-000-quakes-in-6-days/)

http://hraun.vedur.is/ja/englishweb/eq_island.html (http://hraun.vedur.is/ja/englishweb/eq_island.html)

Romania Galati region

Ongoing interesting swarm, i am unconvinced by the government explanation blaming this on oil exploitation.  Time will tell.

See GO's post above.

also

http://earthquake-report.com/2013/10/04/mysterious-earthquake-swarm-damages-many-villages-in-galati-eastern-romania/ (http://earthquake-report.com/2013/10/04/mysterious-earthquake-swarm-damages-many-villages-in-galati-eastern-romania/)

Yellowstone

Yellowstone had several swarms in September, an observatory report is available:

http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/activity/status.php#yvo (http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/activity/status.php#yvo)

Current activity, though still somewhat elevated, appears to be receding to normal.  There were 21 detectable quakes in the past week versus over 450 in September.

http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/volcanoes/yellowstone/yellowstone_monitoring_47.html (http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/volcanoes/yellowstone/yellowstone_monitoring_47.html)

Long Valley

The ongoing swarm has reduced significantly, with 48 events in the last week versus over 500 in September.  These numbers from  the CVO monitor are suprisingly quite different from the lower numbers in the CVO September monthly report.

Monitor:  http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/volcanoes/long_valley/long_valley_monitoring_1.html (http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/volcanoes/long_valley/long_valley_monitoring_1.html)

Report:  http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/activity/status.php#lvo (http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/activity/status.php#lvo)
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Earthquake in Greece: A 6.4 magnitude shakes Crete
Post by: g on October 13, 2013, 04:45:43 AM
Earthquake in Greece: A 6.4 magnitude quake shakes Crete

Earthquake in Greece: A major quake shook Greece but caused little damage and no serious injuries were reported. The magnitude 6.4 earthquake Saturday was centered off the coast of the island of Crete.

                                               
10 12 13 Earthquake in Greece full 380
10 12 13 Earthquake in Greece full 380

 By Angeliki Koutantou and Karolina Tagaris, Reuters / October 12, 2013 at 9:55 pm EDT
Athens

An earthquake of 6.4 magnitude off the coast of Crete caused minor damage on the Greek island on Saturday, but there were no reports of casualties or serious destruction, police and fire brigade said.

The center of the quake, at 1311 GMT (about 4:11 pm local time), was 22.5 miles (40 km) below the seabed and 43 miles (70 km) west of Chania on Crete, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Tremors were felt as far as the Greek capital Athens, some 180 miles (275 km) away, and across southern Greece, including the Peloponnese peninsula and the Cyclades cluster of islands, the Athens Geological Institute said.

It put the quake at a lower 6.2 magnitude but described it as "severe".

Greece is often rocked by earthquakes. Most cause no serious damage but a 5.9 magnitude quake in 1999 killed 143 people.

Local media in Crete said the quake caused minor damage to shops and houses in Chania.

"It was big. We were rattled a lot and the lights were swaying back and forth," resident Katerina Zaharioudaki told Reuters by telephone from Crete's capital Heraklion.

"It was much stronger than the earthquakes we're used to and it lasted several seconds," she said.

Efthimios Lekkas, a geology professor in Crete, told Greek TV that the characteristics of the quake, and the fact that it did not immediately appear to have caused serious damage, indicated that it was quite deep.


http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Latest-News-Wires/2013/1012/Earthquake-in-Greece-A-6.4-magnitude-quake-shakes-Crete (http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Latest-News-Wires/2013/1012/Earthquake-in-Greece-A-6.4-magnitude-quake-shakes-Crete)    :icon_study:
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes 7.2M Philippines
Post by: Snowleopard on October 14, 2013, 05:41:32 PM
A 7.2M quake hit Philippines this evening (Tuesday morning there) on land near Balilihan at a depth (56km) that makes it hazardous.

There are incoming reports of fatalities (6 so far) and injuries as well as reports of widespread damage including some infrastructure damage.

Update 9am EDT: Reported fatalities = 93   Serious injuries = 167    Damage estimate = USD $90 mil
These figures are likely to increase further, especially the damage, as aftershocks continue.

Update Wed 4pm EDT: Reported fatalities = 144  Missing persons = 23  Injuries = hundreds (i guess they stopped giving counts).    Over 100 felt aftershocks have occurred, many in the 5M range, more are expected.

UPDATE Sat 11am EDT:  183 fatalities and 13 missing (presumed dead) ~600 reported injuries.  Over 372,000 displaced persons.  Damage estimate still ~$90 mil but likely to increase.  Aftershocks continue, though only six into the 4M range yesterday (10/18).



USGS has revised the magnitude, location and depth several times. 

Final magnitude is 7.1 @ 20km depth.   FMI see link below:

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000kdb4#summary (http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000kdb4#summary)



Massive extremely dangerous shallow earthquake in Mindanao, Philippines

Update 12:56 UTC: 183 is the new official death toll, 13 more people are still missing. Rescue teams don’t expect to find them alive. Up to 600 people were injured.
 
Update 11:00 19.10.2013 UTC : The death toll is up to 175, and 17 are missing.  The number of destroyed houses is  8688 and the number of damaged houses is now  25,910.

The latest update can be found here in Summary Report 4: (pdf)

http://quakesos.sosearthquakesvz.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/CEDIMEarthquakeReport-Daniell-Report4.pdf (http://quakesos.sosearthquakesvz.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/CEDIMEarthquakeReport-Daniell-Report4.pdf)

Update 17:15 UTC Day 2 : The death toll remains at 144 with 23 missing. Power has only been returned to 67% of Bohol. It has been mooted that there could be significantly more deaths underneath the collapsed BQ mall structure. Running historical events through with various intensity assumptions can give as high as 400 deaths for this earthquake, but the average is around 170-200.
 
According to the reports of Julie Jaramillo, an earthquake-report.com reader traveling in Bohol, public transport is not being used due to many road outages and damaged bridges. Locals are very scared of the aftershocks and potential landslides due to rain.


Update 00:42 UTC : Based on theoretical calculations, nearly 3.6 million people should have felt a very strong shaking and 7.6 million people a strong shaking.

Based on the incoming reader reports from places at less then 100 km from the epicenter we are receiving strong shaking values, a little less than the theoretical outcome.
 
Update 00:32 UTC : It would really surprise us that based on the current data, that there will be no damage, injuries or fatalities. Balilihan , very close to the epicenter has a population of 17000 people
 
Extremely dangerous shallow earthquake (based on preliminary data). The earthquake struck below land near Carmen. More details in a moment

The link below to ER updates with latest details:

http://earthquake-report.com/2013/10/15/very-strong-earthquake-mindanao-philippines-on-october-15-2013/ (http://earthquake-report.com/2013/10/15/very-strong-earthquake-mindanao-philippines-on-october-15-2013/)
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes - 7M Bougainville Island, PNG
Post by: Snowleopard on October 16, 2013, 01:06:21 PM
A strong earthquake struck today offshore of Panguna, Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea.  Magnitudes were reported from 6.8 -7.2, and depths from 33- 58 km.  This quake is unlikely to cause major damage or casualties despite its strength due to its offshore location and previous massive quakes in the same general area.  There was no tsunami warning, though technical (very small) tsunami were generated.

http://earthquake-report.com/2013/10/16/very-strong-earthquake-solomon-islands-on-october-16-2013/ (http://earthquake-report.com/2013/10/16/very-strong-earthquake-solomon-islands-on-october-16-2013/)

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000kemb#summary (http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000kemb#summary)

http://thewatchers.adorraeli.com/2013/10/16/massive-earthquake-m-7-1-struck-bougainville-region-p-n-g/ (http://thewatchers.adorraeli.com/2013/10/16/massive-earthquake-m-7-1-struck-bougainville-region-p-n-g/)
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes - 6.5M Gulf of California
Post by: Snowleopard on October 19, 2013, 02:14:03 PM
Very Strong earthquake – Etchoropo, Mexico on October 19, 2013

Update 18.37 UTC: The low populated coastal areas and the distance between epicenter and shore will reduce the impact of this quake. The quake happened shortly before 12.00 local time, when most of the people were at work. Local radio reports that some people left their workplaces after the earthquake, but the situation was relatively calm as the quake lasted only for a few seconds.
 
A very strong earthquake with M 6.5 occurred in Gulf of California, approx. 70 km off the coast of Sonora, Mexico. NO Tsunami warning was issued.
 
The ShakeMap of USGS shows a shaking with moderate intensity in Etchoropo and other areas of Sonora and Sinaloa. This could cause minor damage like cracked walls. 172.000 people should have felt the moderate shaking, according to USGS PAGER.

http://earthquake-report.com/2013/10/19/very-strong-earthquake-etchoropo-mexico-on-october-19-2013/ (http://earthquake-report.com/2013/10/19/very-strong-earthquake-etchoropo-mexico-on-october-19-2013/)
Title: New 7.3 Quake Hits off Fuk-U-Shima
Post by: RE on October 25, 2013, 12:46:52 PM
Here we go again...

RE

7.3 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Japan - Tsunami Warning Issued For Fukushima (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-10-25/75-magnitude-earthquake-hits-japan-tsunami-warning-issued-fukushima)

Submitted by Tyler Durden on 10/25/2013 13:28 -0400

    Japan
    Nuclear Power
UPDATE: Tepco Orders Evacuation of Fukushima Power Plant Workers

Via RT: Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) has ordered the evacuation of workers from near the sea wall at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant following the earthquake, local NHK reports.

People in coastal regions around the Fukushima Prefecture coastline have been advised to move to higher ground.

"Marine threat is in place," the Japan Meteorological Agency said. "Get out of the water and leave the coast immediately."

(http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/images/user3303/imageroot/2013/10/20131025_japan1.jpg)


    Japan's Met Agency has revised up its magnitude reading to 7.1 for quake off Fukushima coast. Shaking intensity map: pic.twitter.com/B1rXp3u1Ca

    — Hiroko Tabuchi (@HirokoTabuchi) October 25, 2013

 

 

A 7.3 (according to USGS) magnitude earthquake just struck 311 miles ENE of Tokyo at a depth of 10km. The Pacific Tsunami Center has issued a warning and VOA reports a 1-meter high tsunami could hit Fukushima coast at 02:40 local - 1340ET)...

 

 

    NHK radio and TV announcers airing repeated warnings to residents of #Fukushima to stay away from the coast. #tsunami #Japan

    — Steve Herman (@W7VOA) October 25, 2013

 

Tsunami warning region (yellow):

 

    Tepco never lies. “@W7VOA: .@TEPCO_Nuclear: No fresh damage reported from Fukushima-1 NPP following strong quake off coast.”

    — zerohedge (@zerohedge) October 25, 2013

 

 
(http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/images/user3303/imageroot/2013/10/20131025_japan.jpg)

 

it seems the eathquake is shrinking (are Japanese officials quantitatively easing down expectations)...

    1319ET - *MAGNITUDE 7.6 QUAKE HITS 311 MILES ENE OF TOKYO: PT TSUNAMI
    1323ET - FLASH: 7.5-MAGNITUDE QUAKE HITS OFF COAST OF JAPAN -- USGS
    1324ET - *USGS: MAGNITUDE 7.3 - OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU
    1327ET - URGENT:  Magnitude-6.8 quake hits Japan's Fukushima region
    1331ET - AP NewsAlert: Magnitude 7.3 Earthquake Strikes Off Fukushim
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: nobody on October 25, 2013, 01:07:08 PM
I've been obsessed with fuku all day long.  That and "Whispers from the ghosting trees".  Finally have a chance to listen to a few of the podcasts.  Tremendous and thanks very much for the intro to Gail.
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: Snowleopard on October 25, 2013, 05:15:57 PM
Quote
it seems the eathquake is shrinking (are Japanese officials quantitatively easing down expectations)...

    1319ET - *MAGNITUDE 7.6 QUAKE HITS 311 MILES ENE OF TOKYO: PT TSUNAMI
    1323ET - FLASH: 7.5-MAGNITUDE QUAKE HITS OFF COAST OF JAPAN -- USGS
    1324ET - *USGS: MAGNITUDE 7.3 - OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU
    1327ET - URGENT:  Magnitude-6.8 quake hits Japan's Fukushima region
    1331ET - AP NewsAlert: Magnitude 7.3 Earthquake Strikes Off Fukushim

USGS is now listing this EQ at 7.1M.  But JMA originally listed it as 6.8M on their slightly different scale and EMSC originally listed it @ 7.1M.   After looking at the felt reports, the tiny tsumani generated and the epicenter several hundred km offshore on the far side of the subduction zone, i'm leaning to the conclusion that this could be an honest magnitude estimate.   Considering the wonderfull condition of the buildings at Fuku, more damage is still possible of course, (and i'm sure they'd tell us, right?  ;) );  but there isn't evidence (yet) to suggest a further catastrophe.
Title: Pointing Out the Obvious
Post by: RE on October 26, 2013, 12:39:08 AM
USGS is now listing this EQ at 7.1M.  But JMA originally listed it as 6.8M on their slightly different scale and EMSC originally listed it @ 7.1M.   After looking at the felt reports, the tiny tsumani generated and the epicenter several hundred km offshore on the far side of the subduction zone, i'm leaning to the conclusion that this could be an honest magnitude estimate.   Considering the wonderfull condition of the buildings at Fuku, more damage is still possible of course, (and i'm sure they'd tell us, right?  ;) );  but there isn't evidence (yet) to suggest a further catastrophe.

Yah, this looks like overall it was a pretty Minor Quake insofar as Fuk-U-Shima was concerned.

However, it should make anybody realize the POINTLESSNESS of trying to "secure" Fukushima in some way like building a Sarcophagus around it or Freezing the Groundwater etc to prevent contaminated water from seeping into the ground surrounding Ground Zero.

Though this quake only dropped in at around 7 and was well offshore, it is INEVITABLE that the neighborhood will experience another kick ass quake inside a Century.

Back in 1923, they had the Great Kanto Quake (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1923_Great_Kant%C5%8D_earthquake):

Quote
The Great Kantō earthquake (関東大震災 Kantō daishinsai?) struck the Kantō Plain on the Japanese main island of Honshū at 11:58:44 am JST (2:58:44 UTC) on Saturday, September 1, 1923. Varied accounts indicate the duration of the earthquake was between four and 10 minutes.[2] This was the deadliest earthquake in Japanese history, and at the time was the most powerful earthquake ever recorded in the region. The 2011 Tōhoku earthquake later surpassed that record, at magnitude 9.0.

The earthquake had a magnitude of 7.9 on the Moment magnitude scale (Mw),[3] with its focus deep beneath Izu Ōshima Island in the Sagami Bay. The cause was rupture of part of the convergent boundary where the Philippine Sea Plate is subducting beneath the Okhotsk Plate along the line of the Sagami Trough.[4]

Try this LIST (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_earthquakes_in_Japan) of devastating Quakes around Japan going back hundreds of years (they got pretty good records over there going way back).

Absolutely nothing that can be built will withstand a Huge Quake and/or Tsunami that floods the whole region again.  So it is a waste of time, energy, money and lives to build containment tanks for more radioactive water, they will eventually rupture regardless.

The only real HOPIUM would be to somehow get the radioactive material OUT of this location, but at this point they don't even know where it IS, and if they could locate it they don't have a means to collect it, even ROBOTS can't stand the high levels of radiation at close enough quarters to start collecting it.  This has to be done all remote control also, even Disposable Workers can't survive for more than a few minutes to an hour near enough to get any physical work done there.

So eventually this shit leaks out no matter what.  However maybe you can KEEP it on the Island.

My latest idea is to dig out an ENORMOUS HOLE Next to the Plant, where all the eflluent will flow to.  Then you Bulldoze what is above ground into this hole and cover it.  The groundwater on Honshu will all get poisoned, but it won't flow out to the ocean that fast.  Then the Japs abandon the Island.

If it goes Supercritical and explodes, hopefully it is under sufficient dirt and rock that the explosion is absorbed and not released immediately to the atmosphere.  Like Underground Testing of  Nuclear Weapons.

This seems to me to be the only HOPIUM now for containing Fukushima Radiation.

RE
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: nobody on October 26, 2013, 05:33:57 AM
Thanks for the research assist, Snow; I was really hungry for that.  And RE, Genius of Pith, for the final solution.  Like Chernobyl, the sites of these abominations have to be abandoned.  They are deadly pits of living fission; a force from some other realm; not for us.  I've heard we weren't supposed to get that knowledge..  doesn't matter now.

We meet on a doom site, so we have some idea of the pretty shit we're in.  It never gets old though, the sadness.   
"I never looked on you without seeing the beauty of the way the world goes together, nor without feeling the sorrow for it's spoiling" (Beagle).  I've been harping it's all about love because it strikes me as the ultimate challenge; even harder than survival is to hold on to that part of our humanity.
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes - 6.3M Taiwan
Post by: Snowleopard on October 31, 2013, 12:18:10 PM
Rather low impact for a quake of this magnitude with shallow epicenter on land


Very strong and shallow earthquake M 6.3 struck Taiwan


A very strong and shallow earthquake M 6.3 struck Taiwan at 12:02 UTC on October 31, 2013. USGS measured depth at 12 km, EMSC at 10 km. CWA Taiwan is reporting a magnitude of 6.3 at a depth of 20 km, still very dangerous but less dangerous than the USGS values.

Epicenter was located 45 km (28 miles) SSW of Hualian and 63 km (39 miles) ESE of Lugu, Taiwan.

No destructive widespread tsunami threat exists based on historical earthquake and tsunami data, but this does not include Taiwan's coast where local tsunami is possible. Current impact estimate for maximum tsunami wave height is 0.3 m in Hsin-ch'eng, Taiwan.

GDACS estimated this earthquake can have medium humanitarian impact based on the magnitude, affected population and their vulnerability.

There are 3 113 419 people living within 100 km radius.

USGS issued green alert level for shaking-related fatalities. There is a low likelihood of casualties. Yellow alert was issued for level of economic losses. Some damage is possible and the impact should be relatively localized. Estimated economic losses are less than 1% of GDP of Taiwan, Province of China. Past events with this alert level have required a local or regional level response.

More (mostly tectonic seismology):

http://thewatchers.adorraeli.com/2013/10/31/very-strong-and-shallow-earthquake-m-6-6-struck-taiwan/ (http://thewatchers.adorraeli.com/2013/10/31/very-strong-and-shallow-earthquake-m-6-6-struck-taiwan/)

Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes 6.6 Chile
Post by: Snowleopard on October 31, 2013, 07:37:26 PM
While it is too early to be sure, initial indications are that this earthquake, which by magnitude and depth could be expected to be very dangerous, may produce only moderate damage and injuries.  Should this change, i will post an update.


Strong M6.6 earthquake offshore Coquimbo, Chile



Very strong and shallow earthquake registered as M6.6 (USGS, PTWC) at depth of 10.7 km (6.6 miles) occurred offshore Coquimbo, Chile at 23:03 UTC on October 31, 2013. The epicenter was located 54 km (34 miles) SW of Coquimbo and 363 km (226 miles) NNW of Santiago, Chile at coordinates 30.315°S 71.733°W. GDACS reported that 517 535 people within 100 km from the epicenter.

EMSC reported M6.5 at same depth. Universidad de Chile reported M6.5 off the coast of La Serena at a very shallow depth of 7 km.

There were no tsunami warning issued. The maximum tsunami wave height was 0.2 m in Tongoy, Chile. There are no report of serious infrastructural damage or injuries.

http://thewatchers.adorraeli.com/2013/10/31/strong-m6-6-earthquake-offshore-coquimbo-chile/ (http://thewatchers.adorraeli.com/2013/10/31/strong-m6-6-earthquake-offshore-coquimbo-chile/)


Chile has been quite active lately with a 5.1M earlier today as well as a 6.2M & 5.8M on Tuesday.  All without serious consequenses (so far).
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Oklahoma Earthquake: 4.3 Temblor Rattles State
Post by: g on December 08, 2013, 04:38:58 AM
Oklahoma earthquake: 4.3 temblor rattles state ::)

Oklahoma City

A 4.5-magnitude earthquake in central Oklahoma shook residents Saturday, just weeks after the two-year anniversary of the strongest earthquake ever recorded in the Sooner state.

The shaking is increasingly commonplace in the state, so after the initial surprise, customers at a central Oklahoma restaurant returned their attention to an in-state college football rivalry game.

Marty Doepke, general manager of Pops Restaurant in Arcadia, said there was no damage at the restaurant that's known for its selection of some 600 soft drinks — hundreds of which are displayed along shelves.

"It shook a bit, that's for sure. Everybody just kind of stopped and looked around," Doepke said. "Everybody almost automatically knew what it was and then went back to watching the Bedlam game" — Oklahoma State and Oklahoma.

The earthquake was centered near Arcadia, about 14 miles northeast of Oklahoma City, and was about 5 miles deep, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management spokeswoman Keli Cain said no injuries or damage were reported. A spokesman for the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office did not immediately return a phone call.

Oklahoma is crisscrossed with fault lines that generate frequent small earthquakes, most too weak to be felt. But after decades of limited seismic activity in this region, earthquakes have become more common in the last several years.

The strongest earthquake on record in Oklahoma was a magnitude-5.6 earthquake on Nov. 5, 2011. That time, the football stadium in Stillwater, about 70 miles north of Oklahoma City, started shaking just after OSU defeated No. 17 Kansas State and left ESPN anchor Kirk Herbstreit wide-eyed during a postgame telecast.

That temblor also toppled castle-like turrets at St. Gregory's University in Shawnee, some 40 miles east of Oklahoma City.

Since 2009, more than 200 magnitude-3.0 or greater earthquakes have hit the state's midsection, according to the Geological Survey. Scientists are not sure why seismic activity has spiked, but one theory is that it could be related to wastewater from oil and gas drilling that is often discarded by injecting it deep into underground wells.

Saturday's tremor was felt in the northern Oklahoma City suburb of Edmond, where Gabriella Devero, a University of Central Oklahoma student, was visiting her grandmother and experienced her first earthquake.

"My jaw was just wide open, 'Was I actually going through an earthquake?'" Devero said about her initial thoughts. "Then I was like, 'Yep this is actually an earthquake.'

She continued: "My grandma came into the room and was like 'Gabby are you OK,' and I was like, 'yes, I'm just terrified.'"

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Latest-News-Wires/2013/1207/Oklahoma-earthquake-4.3-temblor-rattles-state (http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Latest-News-Wires/2013/1207/Oklahoma-earthquake-4.3-temblor-rattles-state) :icon_study:
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Canary Islands
Post by: Surly1 on January 01, 2014, 08:15:43 PM
Volcanic Eruption on Canary Island May Loom After Hundreds of Small Earthquakes
(http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/5473/20131230/volcanic-eruption-canary-island-loom-hundreds-small-earthquakes.htm)

(http://images.natureworldnews.com/data/images/full/4224/el-hierro.jpg?w=600)

A string of earthquakes around the island of El Hierro in the Canary Islands has officials on alert for an underwater volcanic eruption.

El Hierro, the smallest and farthest south and west of the Canary Islands, has a population of about 10,000. Two years ago, a new underwater volcano appeared off the coast of the island after hundreds of earthquakes struck the area in a matter of days in July 2011.

Last week officials on the island announced that a new string of earthquakes and a sudden change in height of the new volcano could be a harbinger of eruption.     

Shortly after the Dec. 27 announcement, El Hierro saw its largest earthquake ever - a 5.1 magnitude tremblor that struck off the coast at a depth of about 15 kilometers. Between Monday and Wednesday of last week, more than 500 earthquakes rattled the island which, like all of the Canary Islands, is a popular tourist destination.

The swarm of earthquakes has led to notable deformations in the earth around the island. One deformation lifted the ground 3 centimeters in 24 hours, according to data from Earthquake-Report.com, an independent earthquake reporting site.

"The changing deformation pattern shows the biggest magma movement below the island concentrating in the El Golfo area (Sabinosa to Frontera) and is an additional sign that the crisis isn't over yet," Earthquake-Report said Monday.

As of Monday no new earthquakes have occurred in the region, but the volcanic eruption risk remains "yellow."

"This warning means that activity is increasing at the volcano, but no eruption is imminent. A similar burst of activity prompted a yellow warning in June 2012, but the volcano soon quieted down," LiveScience reported.
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin Why ground under Los Angeles could make big one even bigg
Post by: g on January 24, 2014, 05:05:22 AM
This ones for you Snowleopard.  ::)

                                                                 (http://www.csmonitor.com/var/ezflow_site/storage/images/media/content/2014/0122-sci-quake/17899071-1-eng-US/0122-sci-quake_full_600.jpg)


Earthquakes: Why ground under Los Angeles could make big one even bigger


Noelle Swan

Using a new technique to monitor a 'virtual earthquake,' seismologists tracked ambient noise traveling through the ground and found that the sediment under Los Angeles would amplify the shock waves.

By Noelle Swan, Staff writer / January 23, 2014

Twenty years ago last week, a massive earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale rocked the Los Angeles area, killing 57 people and wreaking $40 billion in damage on southern California. But if the southern San Andreas fault were to rupture in a certain way, seismologists expect that an even bigger quake, with a magnitude not seen in that area in more than 300 years, could be on the horizon.

In hopes of better informing engineers that design buildings in the area, the National Science Foundation has invested millions of dollars in a supercomputer designed to simulate how such a quake might travel from the fault line through the city. Such a rupture, computer models suggest, could reverberate through the Los Angeles area and cause much stronger ground motion than previously expected.

Until recently, seismologists had no way of testing those predictions. But a new technique developed by Marine Denolle at Stanford University in Stanford, Calif. puts those computer-generated simulations to the test. Her findings were published Thursday in the journal Science.

By placing sensors along the fault line, Dr. Denolle and her fellow researchers have been able to study how ambient noise, such as vibrations created by ocean waves, transmits through the ground. The team then extrapolated the data collected from that ambient noise to create a “virtual earthquake.”

By synthesizing information gathered from that ambient noise, Denolle’s team has been able to “simulate what would happen if you actually had a big earthquake propogating up the San Andreas Fault ... not from any models, but from the real data coming out of the earth,” says Thomas Jordan, director of the Southern California Earthquake Center, which sponsored part of Denolle’s research. “It’s a way of tricking the earth to giving us its response to a large earthquake.”

These virtual earthquakes confirm that the geological structure underneath Los Angeles actually amplifies the shock waves of a quake, meaning that Angelenos could feel shaking “as strong as being next to the fault,” even 100 miles away from the actual rupture.

Typically, earthquakes produce seismic waves that dissipate as they radiate away from the source. However, Los Angeles, and many other major cities around the world, sits atop a complex geological structure known as a sedimentary basin that alters the way energy transfers through the ground.

A sedimentary basin is formed when the shifting of tectonic plates leave large holes in the substrate underneath the earth’s surface. As wind and rain invade nearby mountains over hundreds of thousands of years, small pieces of rock break off and travel along nearby rivers into the open hole. The result is “a hole within very stiff rock within which you have very fine grain rocks that we call sediments,” Denolle explains.

Cities often spring up around these basins because people rely on those same rivers that carried the sediment into the basin for navigation and irrigation. Paris, Caracas, Bogota, Mexico City, and Tokyo are all built atop similar sedimentary basins.

Denolle believes that this same technique will prove useful for other cities around the world.

While seismologists in Los Angeles are using Denolle’s virtual earthquakes to supplement extensive research that has taken place over several decades, scientists in other cities may not have such robust data to draw from.

“I think this experiment could be done anywhere on Earth,” she says. “This is complementary to big simulations that require a lot of taxpayers money, but it could also be done in countries that do not have super computers. For developing countries, I think it’s a hope for something a bit more sustainable.”

Denolle’s technique could prove useful for other areas of the United States as well. While most Americans think of California when they hear earthquake, tremors can occur in other areas of the nation, as Pennsylvanians and Ohioans learned last year when a 4.0 quake rattled residents. Another mild tremor measuring 1.8 made headlines in parts of Pennsylvania earlier this month.

Some seismologists have speculated that these minor tremors could actually be aftershocks of a devastating sequence of shocks nearing a magnitude of 8 that ripped through the central US in 1811 and 1812, and that the earthquake cycle in the area has actually ended.

New research, also published Thursday in Science, from the US Geological Survey in Pasadena challenges that theory and surmises that plates in the region, known as the New Madrid Seismic Zone, may still be experiencing strain and should be considered an existing earthquake hazard.

An earthquake even approaching the magnitude of the 1811 and 1812 shocks could devastate urban areas in the Midwest and eastern United States where building codes typically do not factor in susceptibility to quakes.

As on the West Coast, many urban areas in the New Madrid are situated atop sedimentary basins and could be subject to the same seismic amplification that is predicted in Los Angeles. Denolle’s virtual earthquakes could be “potentially very useful in terms of mapping out areas where the ground shaking might be amplified because of the subsurface geology but likewise areas that the shaking wouldn’t be as strong,” says Robert Graves, a research geophysicist at the US Geological Survey in Pasadena, Calif. He was not involved in this New Madrid study but has conducted his own research in the area.

http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2014/0123/Earthquakes-Why-ground-under-Los-Angeles-could-make-big-one-even-bigger (http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2014/0123/Earthquakes-Why-ground-under-Los-Angeles-could-make-big-one-even-bigger)  :icon_study: :jawdrop:

Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: DoomerSupport on January 24, 2014, 09:17:49 AM
I try and avoid the LA area, too much of an urban mess. About the best thing that could happen down there is a 9.0, liquefaction of the sediment, and the abandonment of the LA basin. It uses too much water, power and resources and the drought is making it worse.

How to prevent the survivors from flooding north is the issue.  Without a major civil breakdown, I don't see the military getting permission to carpet bomb the northern part of the LA basin to stop the refugees swarming over the grapevine and destroying prime agricultural land in the central valley.  While I know that's been trained for, I don't think it would be acceptable in the current social climate.

Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: Snowleopard on January 24, 2014, 01:47:42 PM
Hi GO

At least LA is actively studying their problem.  I'm not saying that's enough, but it is more than most are doing.  In general the west coast cities and their inhabitants are more aware of their potiental for catastrophic earthquake damage than eastern and midwestern cities.  They are also likely to have building codes that at least attempt to address the hazard. 

The article does not mention the large and relatively understudied fault that runs offshore of the east coast.  That could be because it's been awhile since the last significant quake.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1755_Cape_Ann_Earthquake (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1755_Cape_Ann_Earthquake)

If one wanted to enhance potiental damage from locating a city in a sedimentary basin with a significant earthquake hazard, one could build a large portion of that city on landfill, as Boston and some of its neighbors have done.

A brief comparison of older historic maps to present will give an idea of the problem's severity:

http://www.davidrumsey.com/view/2d-gis#boston (http://www.davidrumsey.com/view/2d-gis#boston)

I mention Boston because you are there or nearby, it is likely that most other east coast cities have a similar problem.  An 8M quake on that offshore fault could wreck several of them.  Unlike the midwest, there is not even a regional response plan in place.
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: g on January 24, 2014, 06:12:59 PM
Quote
I mention Boston because you are there or nearby, it is likely that most other east coast cities have a similar problem.  An 8M quake on that offshore fault could wreck several of them.  Unlike the midwest, there is not even a regional response plan in place.

Hi Snowleopard, You are correct about that. The only time I heard anything about it was from my insurance man trying to sell me earthquake insurance, and I thought he was just out to get me for another premium. :-\

The amount of knowledge you possess in this area amazes me Snow, Thanks, GO
Title: Widely Felt Shallow 6M Quake in Greece
Post by: Snowleopard on January 26, 2014, 11:45:56 AM
A strong and widely felt shallow (~17-24km) 6.0 Magnitude quake struck Greece about five and a half hours ago (13.55 UTC).  Since then there have been 25 aftershocks between 3.0 & 5.3M trending more shallow (~10-2km).


Strong and shallow M 6.0 earthquake struck Greece



Strong and shallow earthquake magnitude 6.0 struck Lixourion, Greece on January 26, 2014 at 13:55 UTC. EMSC is reporting depth of 24 km, USGS 18.8km (11.7 miles)

Epicenter was located 4 km NW of Lixoúrion (population 3 758), 10 km NW of Argostólion (population 9 820) and 293 km W of Athens (population 729 137). I felt it reports were received from Albania, Montenegro, Bulgaria and Southern Italy 

Overall, the population in this region resides in structures that are a mix of vulnerable and earthquake resistant construction.

Recent earthquakes in this area have caused secondary hazards such as landslides that might have contributed to losses.

Updates:

First reports are mentioning cracked roads and a chaotic situation on Cephalonia. Most people were frightened by the earthquake and ran to the streets. Fire brigade and police are checking for possible damaged buildings and injuries.

16:01 UTC - Damaged buildings are reported from Lixouri, located only 6 km from the epicenter. Power supply is interrupted in Fiskardo, located in northern Cephalonia. More damage reports coming in from different parts of the Island, so far “only” bricks falling from walls, cracks and other limited damage, but it seems that several buildings are affected. In Lixouri a hospice and some homes were demolished.

Newspapers report that Lixouri is the most affected area. Many houses there suffered damage in diverse extent. The quake also caused rockfalls and minor landslides in parts of the island!

One house in Kounopetra collapsed, luckily without affecting people.

Relatively large ash emission of the volcano Etna on Sicily (Italy) followed shortly after this quake was felt there. A connection of both events is possible. (ER)


http://thewatchers.adorraeli.com/2014/01/26/strong-and-shallow-m-6-0-earthquake-struck-greece/ (http://thewatchers.adorraeli.com/2014/01/26/strong-and-shallow-m-6-0-earthquake-struck-greece/)

http://earthquake-report.com/2014/01/26/strong-earthquake-greece-on-january-26-2014/ (http://earthquake-report.com/2014/01/26/strong-earthquake-greece-on-january-26-2014/)
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes - 6.3M Taiwan
Post by: DoomerSupport on January 29, 2014, 04:34:23 PM
About time we had a thrust-fault shift on the west coast, with a minor tsunami to make it interesting.  All the recent ones have been shallow, for some reason I'm expecting a really deep one, 30km or deeper. 

Not sure what made me think of that.





Title: Re: Widely Felt Shallow 6M Quake in Greece
Post by: Snowleopard on February 02, 2014, 08:40:13 PM
A strong and widely felt shallow (~17-24km) 6.0 Magnitude quake struck Greece about five and a half hours ago (13.55 UTC).  Since then there have been 25 aftershocks between 3.0 & 5.3M trending more shallow (~10-2km).


Strong and shallow M 6.0 earthquake struck Greece



Strong and shallow earthquake magnitude 6.0 struck Lixourion, Greece on January 26, 2014 at 13:55 UTC. EMSC is reporting depth of 24 km, USGS 18.8km (11.7 miles)

Epicenter was located 4 km NW of Lixoúrion (population 3 758), 10 km NW of Argostólion (population 9 820) and 293 km W of Athens (population 729 137). I felt it reports were received from Albania, Montenegro, Bulgaria and Southern Italy 

Overall, the population in this region resides in structures that are a mix of vulnerable and earthquake resistant construction.

Recent earthquakes in this area have caused secondary hazards such as landslides that might have contributed to losses.

Updates:

First reports are mentioning cracked roads and a chaotic situation on Cephalonia. Most people were frightened by the earthquake and ran to the streets. Fire brigade and police are checking for possible damaged buildings and injuries.

16:01 UTC - Damaged buildings are reported from Lixouri, located only 6 km from the epicenter. Power supply is interrupted in Fiskardo, located in northern Cephalonia. More damage reports coming in from different parts of the Island, so far “only” bricks falling from walls, cracks and other limited damage, but it seems that several buildings are affected. In Lixouri a hospice and some homes were demolished.

Newspapers report that Lixouri is the most affected area. Many houses there suffered damage in diverse extent. The quake also caused rockfalls and minor landslides in parts of the island!

One house in Kounopetra collapsed, luckily without affecting people.

Relatively large ash emission of the volcano Etna on Sicily (Italy) followed shortly after this quake was felt there. A connection of both events is possible. (ER)


http://thewatchers.adorraeli.com/2014/01/26/strong-and-shallow-m-6-0-earthquake-struck-greece/ (http://thewatchers.adorraeli.com/2014/01/26/strong-and-shallow-m-6-0-earthquake-struck-greece/)

http://earthquake-report.com/2014/01/26/strong-earthquake-greece-on-january-26-2014/ (http://earthquake-report.com/2014/01/26/strong-earthquake-greece-on-january-26-2014/)

The aftershocks from this quake did not stop.  There was a 5.0 yesterday, and just a half hour or so ago we have an "aftershock" initially rated at 6.1M, stronger than the inital shock last Sunday....very interesting.

Some agencies have this @5.8M, nonetheless, shallow and strong shaking in sleeping hours makes it somewhat dangerous.

http://earthquake-report.com/2014/02/03/strong-earthquake-greece-on-february-3-2014/ (http://earthquake-report.com/2014/02/03/strong-earthquake-greece-on-february-3-2014/)

In addition regular earthquake activity seems to have awoken from slumber.  Nothing dramatic, but an uptick in events between 5 - 6.5 M, back to what was "normal" a few months ago.
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: g on February 04, 2014, 05:10:07 AM

Earthquake strikes Kefalonia off western Greece


                                                                    http://www.youtube.com/v/9wva4Xdsaro&fs=1
                                                               
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On - China 7M
Post by: Snowleopard on February 12, 2014, 09:32:40 AM
Remote rural China had a very strong quake earlier today. 

China rated it @ 7.3M,  USGS initial 6.8M  final 6.9 M, EMSC 6.9 M, all have it at shallow depth.  Casualties are likely to be light due to low population in the epicenter area, despite very strong shaking.

http://thewatchers.adorraeli.com/2014/02/12/very-strong-and-shallow-earthquake-m7-3-struck-xinjiang-tibet-border-china/ (http://thewatchers.adorraeli.com/2014/02/12/very-strong-and-shallow-earthquake-m7-3-struck-xinjiang-tibet-border-china/)

http://earthquake-report.com/2014/02/12/very-strong-earthquake-southern-xinjiang-china-on-february-12-2014/ (http://earthquake-report.com/2014/02/12/very-strong-earthquake-southern-xinjiang-china-on-february-12-2014/)
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: g on June 24, 2014, 03:17:28 AM
Are you OK RE?? Have been worried sick about you since I read the news.  ::) ;D

                            (http://newsbcpcol.stb.s-msn.com/amnews/i/e9/a45deedc5c491767e572b45573afc/_h353_w628_m6_otrue_lfalse.jpg)

   news.msn.com/us/magnitude-79-alaska-quake-spawns-small-tsunami?ocid=ansnews11?ocid=ansnews11


                            (http://static.cinepollo.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/007_goldfinger_1964-2-1024x611.jpg)

Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: RE on June 24, 2014, 04:38:54 AM
Are you OK RE?? Have been worried sick about you since I read the news.  ::) ;D

Thanks for your concern.  :icon_sunny:

I am decently inland and about 600 ft above sea level.  It would take a whopping big Tsunami to make it this far inland/uphill.

On the geological level, the greater threat where I am would be getting inundated by Ashfall from Mt. Redoubt or one of the other local Volcanoes.  Or another Big Quake like the '64 Quake in Anchorage.

(http://www.texva.com/alaska/anchorage5.jpg)

Wildfire Danger would be the other Big One for me.  Fortunately, Rainfall is substantial at the moment, so Fire Danger remains low.

I remain at Peace with the Mosquitos.  They don't bother me, I don't bother them.

RE
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: g on June 24, 2014, 05:14:09 AM
Quote
I remain at Peace with the Mosquitos.  They don't bother me, I don't bother them.

RE

Yes, While MKing brought up a good point about mosquito threat, I am no stranger to the pesky insects.

Maine is famous for them as well and they are big, you can feel their size when landing on you.

There was a poor bastard in Maine who spent a fortune building a baseball stadium and bringing in  a minor league baseball team. The Maine Mariners I think they were called and built it near Old Orchard Beach. The mosquitoes destroyed the place and bankrupted the poor guy. He tried everything to get rid of them, including importing some huge dragon flys from some country that were supposed to gobble up thousands of skeeters at a crack. All to no avail, he was laughed at an called a fool by the Maine folks. They tried to have some Rock concerts there as well but that failed after a few attempts; pesky vicious critters indeed.

Whatever, like you, I have never had a problem with them, just learned to AVOID their favorite times, never foolish enough to fight them or put Deet and those sort of repellents on. The folks at the party pictured seemed to be having a good time unaffected by them.
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: Eddie on June 24, 2014, 05:33:48 AM
Speaking of mosquitos, there have now been reports of the Chikungunya virus in 13 states. That didn't take long.

http://www.ctvnews.ca/health/mosquito-borne-chikungunya-virus-can-lead-to-lasting-joint-pain-u-s-doctor-warns-1.1882554 (http://www.ctvnews.ca/health/mosquito-borne-chikungunya-virus-can-lead-to-lasting-joint-pain-u-s-doctor-warns-1.1882554)

 
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: Surly1 on June 24, 2014, 07:09:58 AM
Are you OK RE?? Have been worried sick about you since I read the news.  ::) ;D

Now THAT's amusing. 
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: JoeP on August 03, 2014, 05:58:35 AM
Earthquake  "kills 150" in south-west China (http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-28630110) 
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: RE on August 05, 2014, 11:44:21 PM
Earthquake  "kills 150" in south-west China (http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-28630110)

Latest Update on the China Quake below.

No worries here though, Chinese Yuan will be the next World Reserve Currency and Petroyuan will supplant the Petrodollar.  ::)

RE

Earthquake in Southern China leaves nearly 400 Dead (http://www.globalresearch.ca/earthquake-in-southern-china-leaves-nearly-400-dead/5394849)

By Ben McGrath
Global Research, August 05, 2014
World Socialist Web Site
Region: Asia
Theme: Environment

A devastating earthquake struck southern China on Sunday, leaving towns and villages in ruins in one of the county’s most poverty stricken regions. The area has suffered a number of deadly earthquakes in recent years, including a major quake in 2008, centred in Sichuan Province, that left nearly 90,000 dead or missing.

Sunday’s earthquake left at least 398 people dead and more than 1,800 injured. However, as rescuers search for survivors, the death toll is likely to rise. The quake struck in the southern province of Yunnan around 4.30 p.m. and recorded 6.5 on the Richter scale, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center. The US Geological Survey put it at 6.1. The epicenter was located in Ludian county, near Longtouchan town, about 22 kilometers southwest of the county seat of Zhaotong.

Ludian county has a population of about 429,000 people and is located about 366 kilometers from the provincial capital of Kunming. Eyewitnesses described the scenes as resembling a battlefield after bombardment. Up to 230,000 people have been displaced, whether through the loss of their homes or evacuation.

The earthquake struck at the relatively shallow depth of about 10 kilometers. Earthquakes that strike closer to Earth’s surface release more energy and thereby cause greater shaking and more damage. According to the state broadcaster CCTV, Sunday’s quake was the strongest in the region in the past 14 years. A serious of tremors two years ago in the same region killed dozens of people.

In the city of Zhaotong, resident Ma Liya described the impact. “The aftermath is much, much worse than what happened after the quake two years ago,” she said. “I have never felt such strong tremors before. What I can see are all ruins.”

Chinese President Xi Jinping called for “all-out efforts” to rescue people still trapped under the rubble. According to the official Xinhua newsagency, 11,000 police and firefighters were on the scene, accompanied by 7,000 soldiers. The government sent 2,000 tents, 3,000 folding beds, 3,000 quilts and 3,000 coats to the disaster zone. However, given the number of people affected, this is clearly insufficient. The finance ministry said it would provide 600 million yuan ($97 million) in aid.

As of Monday, Xinhua reported that emergency workers had rescued at least 32 people, including a five-year old boy. However, it is becoming clear that China is not prepared for a major earthquake, despite the 2008 Sichuan catastrophe.

The bodies of the dead were laid out in the streets while those injured were waiting in pouring rain for food and medical care. Supplies were insufficient. Those with severe injuries requiring surgery were unable to get the care they need.

Many of those assisting in the rescue operations were young people and students. Ma Yaoqi, an 18-year-old volunteer, told the Associated Press on Monday: “I saw dead bodies being wrapped in quilts and carried away. Some were wrapped with small quilts. Those must be kids.”

The quake occurred in a remote, mountainous region, where mining and farming are the primary sources of income. The poor have once again been disproportionately affected by the natural disaster. Many of the homes destroyed were old, brick buildings, unable to stand up against the earthquake’s force. Footage of the ruins has shown newer buildings still standing.

Among the buildings destroyed was an elementary school where young students are believed to have been trapped. According to Zhaotong city resident Zhang Fang: “The school buildings here are not of good quality.”

Many schools were destroyed in the 2008 Sichuan earthquake, provoking a wave of anger among parents who lost their children. Rather than prepare for future earthquakes, however, the government has done nothing to prevent the present tragedy.

Many of the roads leading to the affected areas have been damaged by the quake or become inaccessible due to heavy rain. The area is also at risk of landslides. Xinhua said rescuers “are also battling the continual downpour that has brought down the temperature in the remote area and made shortages of food and medicine even more pernicious.”

There is conflicting information over the number of people affected. Initial estimates indicated that 12,000 homes were destroyed and another 30,000 seriously damaged. However, Agence France-Presse reported that as many as 80,000 homes were destroyed and another 124,000 seriously damaged. Many residents are afraid to go back inside their homes for fear of aftershocks.

Premier Li Keqiang arrived in the affected region on Monday, telling rescue workers: “Saving one more person means saving the happiness of a whole family. Saving lives is the top priority. Don’t stop! Spare no effort!” Li’s arrival and exhortations follow a well-worn pattern of damage control, aimed at deflecting anger among the survivors and preventing the tragedy from becoming a focus for national discontent and opposition to the government.

Li’s predecessor, Wen Jiabao, followed a similar template during the Sichuan earthquake, as well as innumerable other natural and man-made disasters. He would invariably appear on the scene to express concern and urge relief workers to “maximum effort” before returning to Beijing without addressing any of the underlying issues.
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: azozeo on August 24, 2014, 09:45:14 AM
6.1 in San Fran area ...........   :o  ::)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4nq3kX1md0&list=UUxz5R9YQMRW5QqElbAlMqRw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4nq3kX1md0&list=UUxz5R9YQMRW5QqElbAlMqRw)
Solar update here
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjEe__WlqFg&list=UUxz5R9YQMRW5QqElbAlMqRw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjEe__WlqFg&list=UUxz5R9YQMRW5QqElbAlMqRw)
Everybody stay safe
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: MKing on August 24, 2014, 10:02:12 AM
6.1 in San Fran area ...........   :o  ::)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4nq3kX1md0&list=UUxz5R9YQMRW5QqElbAlMqRw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4nq3kX1md0&list=UUxz5R9YQMRW5QqElbAlMqRw)
Solar update here
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjEe__WlqFg&list=UUxz5R9YQMRW5QqElbAlMqRw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjEe__WlqFg&list=UUxz5R9YQMRW5QqElbAlMqRw)
Everybody stay safe

You are thinking they are related…maybe?
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: azozeo on August 24, 2014, 01:59:15 PM
To get a better understanding of the connection between quakes,
I like to follow Astral Traveler's channel on you tube.
He posts fresh earth/sun connectivity reports every few days.
I've learned about space science from this person.
Here's the link to his channel .....
https://www.youtube.com/user/killerazazello (https://www.youtube.com/user/killerazazello)
enjoy
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: MKing on August 24, 2014, 02:40:38 PM
To get a better understanding of the connection between quakes,
I like to follow Astral Traveler's channel on you tube.
He posts fresh earth/sun connectivity reports every few days.
I've learned about space science from this person.
Here's the link to his channel .....
https://www.youtube.com/user/killerazazello (https://www.youtube.com/user/killerazazello)
enjoy

May I ask why the audio/visual sources? They are almost, to the video, devoid of footnotes and references that source information might be checked, extremely difficult to take notes on when trying to determine the factual basis for some speculation, and tend to hide when speculation is  masquerading as factual conclusion.

In Mary's Yellowstone video for example, she was talking about the parts she seemed enthusiastic about...while displaying the actual text on the video refuting what she was trying to portray. Because most people speak at a rate far below what a good reader can assimilate in terms of information, it becomes terribly frustrating to have such a slow, ponderous, and inherently designed to hide critical information type delivery system.

Might work for elementary school children, or entertainment such as videos of people falling off their skateboards, or old BayWatch clips, but otherwise doesn't work so well for the delivery of information that requires thought. Which might be the point, but that I can't know without knowing intent about those putting these things into motion.

Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: azozeo on August 24, 2014, 07:06:52 PM
To get a better understanding of the connection between quakes,
I like to follow Astral Traveler's channel on you tube.
He posts fresh earth/sun connectivity reports every few days.
I've learned about space science from this person.
Here's the link to his channel .....
https://www.youtube.com/user/killerazazello (https://www.youtube.com/user/killerazazello)
enjoy

Feel free to compile the text data of Yellowstone & post it here.
As far as astrophysics & the cosmos is concerned, Astral Traveler's Channel on you tube is how I learn
to read a decipher those NASA satellite data graphs. I'm still very new at this sun activity information.

May I ask why the audio/visual sources? They are almost, to the video, devoid of footnotes and references that source information might be checked, extremely difficult to take notes on when trying to determine the factual basis for some speculation, and tend to hide when speculation is  masquerading as factual conclusion.

In Mary's Yellowstone video for example, she was talking about the parts she seemed enthusiastic about...while displaying the actual text on the video refuting what she was trying to portray. Because most people speak at a rate far below what a good reader can assimilate in terms of information, it becomes terribly frustrating to have such a slow, ponderous, and inherently designed to hide critical information type delivery system.

Might work for elementary school children, or entertainment such as videos of people falling off their skateboards, or old BayWatch clips, but otherwise doesn't work so well for the delivery of information that requires thought. Which might be the point, but that I can't know without knowing intent about those putting these things into motion.
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: azozeo on August 25, 2014, 04:06:03 PM
The latest sun data from BPEarthwatch
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VH4Xkizm3Vc&list=UUxz5R9YQMRW5QqElbAlMqRw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VH4Xkizm3Vc&list=UUxz5R9YQMRW5QqElbAlMqRw)
Some amazing CME images & activity.
Also, there is a global earthquake watch now in effect due to the solar events.
Astral Travelers channel should have an update soon.
Be safe all
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: MKing on August 25, 2014, 04:09:06 PM
The latest sun data from BPEarthwatch
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VH4Xkizm3Vc&list=UUxz5R9YQMRW5QqElbAlMqRw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VH4Xkizm3Vc&list=UUxz5R9YQMRW5QqElbAlMqRw)
Some amazing CME images & activity.
Also, there is a global earthquake watch now in effect due to the solar events.
Astral Travelers channel should have an update soon.
Be safe all

Link to the USGS global earthquake watch alert please. Haven't ever seen them post one of those before, and would be fascinated in the details they use to justify it.
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: azozeo on August 27, 2014, 10:53:27 AM
The latest sun data from BPEarthwatch
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VH4Xkizm3Vc&list=UUxz5R9YQMRW5QqElbAlMqRw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VH4Xkizm3Vc&list=UUxz5R9YQMRW5QqElbAlMqRw)
Some amazing CME images & activity.
Also, there is a global earthquake watch now in effect due to the solar events.
Astral Travelers channel should have an update soon.
Be safe all

Bpearthwatch has all the links on his website to USGS & NASA.
Try going to :

www.bpearthwatch.com (http://www.bpearthwatch.com)
good luck

Link to the USGS global earthquake watch alert please. Haven't ever seen them post one of those before, and would be fascinated in the details they use to justify it.
Title: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Earthquake 3D PINCUSHION!!!!
Post by: RE on September 01, 2014, 03:11:09 AM
There definitely is something lively going on down there.

I just flipped on my 3D Earthquake program to have a look at Global Shaking.  I haven't checked it in quite a while.

It is STUNNING! I never saw this many 2.5+ quakes in the last week, the earth looks like a pincushion!  Even at 4.5 it is going wild.

Alaska is very lively, as is the West Coast of the FSoA and Yellowstone neighborhood.

Around the rest of the Globe, also tons of activity.

Now, you could interpret this in a few ways.  With lots of small quakes, maybe the energy is getting dissipated so a real BIG ONE won't happen.  Or maybe this makes it more likely for a BIG ONE.

Either way though, a lot of energy is being released right now by Mother Earth.

RE
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Earthquake 3D PINCUSHION!!!!
Post by: azozeo on September 01, 2014, 03:57:34 AM
There definitely is something lively going on down there.

I just flipped on my 3D Earthquake program to have a look at Global Shaking.  I haven't checked it in quite a while.

It is STUNNING! I never saw this many 2.5+ quakes in the last week, the earth looks like a pincushion!  Even at 4.5 it is going wild.

Alaska is very lively, as is the West Coast of the FSoA and Yellowstone neighborhood.

Around the rest of the Globe, also tons of activity.

Now, you could interpret this in a few ways.  With lots of small quakes, maybe the energy is getting dissipated so a real BIG ONE won't happen.  Or maybe this makes it more likely for a BIG ONE.

Either way though, a lot of energy is being released right now by Mother Earth.

RE

Yes, there's a slow deliberate expansion underway. I'm of the thought that all
the twosies to foursies in quake size is less traumatic for us topside dwellers.
Kind of like opening a can or bottle of liquid beverage. Rather than popping the top,
just barely opening the release device (i.e. cork or tab) to gently allow the gas to escape.
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: azozeo on September 03, 2014, 06:46:36 PM
Friday night solar CME impact.
http://www.youtube.com/v/TQzMoGrEBco&list=UUxz5R9YQMRW5QqElbAlMqRw#&fs=1
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: azozeo on September 05, 2014, 03:56:39 AM
http://www.youtube.com/v/GYodPgyHjYU&list=UUxz5R9YQMRW5QqElbAlMqRw#&fs=1
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: MKing on September 05, 2014, 04:20:59 AM
http://www.youtube.com/v/GYodPgyHjYU&list=UUxz5R9YQMRW5QqElbAlMqRw#&fs=1

It hit here on the east coast between 1Am and sunrise just like this guy said. It was amazing as well, TPTB hid its effects from everyone in major cities, everything out of the ordinary was completely hidden. Later today I will do a personal check on some of the more rural counties in Virginia and West Virginia, we'll see if TPTB managed to hide the effects of this thing even in the more backwoods sections of the state.

The technical wizardry to make this thing a nonevent is a dead giveaway that DARPA must be involved, or perhaps even the Illuminati themselves.
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: agelbert on September 05, 2014, 11:58:18 AM
Az,
Thinks for the info. It is quite interesting.  :emthup:
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: MKing on September 05, 2014, 03:12:43 PM
Most northern and western counties I checked out this afternoon look okay. No evidence of the hidden star pumping out those thousands of degrees kelvin anywhere, no fried electrical infrastructure, not even a stop light out of order. Same in central west virginia, I think we can declare an all clear for the rural areas, either TPTB have hidden all these horrible consequences, or azozeos fantasies are no more real for CME's than they are for Yellowstone.

TODAY anyway…I'm sure we'll get yet another CME soon and be in the toilet, but this one looked like a delusion false alarm.
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: azozeo on September 06, 2014, 04:51:42 PM
Sept. 6th update for Yellowstone earthquakes & magma movements
http://www.youtube.com/v/zjA5b37yha4&list=UUpPGJXgbwBmkIp291W0PCMw#&fs=1
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: azozeo on September 09, 2014, 04:48:11 AM
Yellowstone Lake has gone Geo-Thermal
http://www.youtube.com/v/aJNl2rBPtrc&list=UUpPGJXgbwBmkIp291W0PCMw#&fs=1
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: azozeo on September 10, 2014, 10:08:55 AM
Here's the latest news on our incoming M-class solar flair for 9-11
Also a global earthquake update......
http://www.youtube.com/v/ooHbTYzEU7M&list=UUxz5R9YQMRW5QqElbAlMqRw#&fs=1
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: MKing on September 10, 2014, 12:37:09 PM
Here's the latest news on our incoming M-class solar flair for 9-11
Also a global earthquake update......

Sounds dire. Again. Is it?
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: azozeo on September 10, 2014, 04:40:29 PM
Here's the latest news on our incoming M-class solar flair for 9-11
Also a global earthquake update......

Sounds dire. Again. Is it?

You may want to research the Carrington event of the 1800's
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: MKing on September 10, 2014, 05:14:24 PM
Here's the latest news on our incoming M-class solar flair for 9-11
Also a global earthquake update......

Sounds dire. Again. Is it?

You may want to research the Carrington event of the 1800's

Already have. Are you NOW implying that these near daily alerts of yours are of Carrington events? Because really, THAT would be noticed and all these things you are fronting....aren't.

Why can't you just warn us about the ones that matter, to better maintain credibility if nothing else?
Title: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-EARTH SHAKES UNDER RE!
Post by: RE on September 25, 2014, 11:04:24 AM
BIG QUAKE 5 MINUTES AGO!

Cabin shaking big time!  Did not collapse thank god!

Turned on the 3D Quake monitor, it was a 6.1 centered 97 KM WNW of Willow, which itself is around 20 miles from here.

That was the biggest Quake I have ever sat so close to right on top of.  WOW!

I wonder if any buildings got damaged in Willow?

RE
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-EARTH SHAKES UNDER RE!
Post by: RE on September 25, 2014, 11:12:58 AM
BIG QUAKE 5 MINUTES AGO!

Cabin shaking big time!  Did not collapse thank god!

Turned on the 3D Quake monitor, it was a 6.1 centered 97 KM WNW of Willow, which itself is around 20 miles from here.

That was the biggest Quake I have ever sat so close to right on top of.  WOW!

I wonder if any buildings got damaged in Willow?

RE

Now upgraded to 6.2.  Depth 101.7 km.

RE
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-EARTH SHAKES UNDER RE!
Post by: RE on September 25, 2014, 10:00:19 PM
BIG QUAKE 5 MINUTES AGO!

Cabin shaking big time!  Did not collapse thank god!

Turned on the 3D Quake monitor, it was a 6.1 centered 97 KM WNW of Willow, which itself is around 20 miles from here.

That was the biggest Quake I have ever sat so close to right on top of.  WOW!

I wonder if any buildings got damaged in Willow?

RE

Now upgraded to 6.2.  Depth 101.7 km.

RE

I had the first Newz Report on the net about the Willow Quake, except for the auto generated USGS report. Diner SCOOP!  LOL.

Here's the AP report:

Quote
Alaskan earthquake: Strong quake shakes area near Willow (http://www.oregonlive.com/today/index.ssf/2014/09/alaskan_earthquake_61_magnitud.html)

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A strong earthquake rattled a large swath of Alaska, including the state's largest city, on Thursday morning.

The U.S. Geological Service reported a 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck at 9:51 a.m. near Willow, Alaska. The site of the quake was about 60 miles west-northwest of Willow. The area is 80 miles northwest of Anchorage, where it was felt.

The Alaska Earthquake Center reported the quake as slightly stronger, with a preliminary reading of 6.2 magnitude.

In Willow, a clerk at the town's hardware and grocery said everything shook but nothing fell off the shelves.

"Everything just rocked around," Anne Holliday said. "It's an old building, just rickety."

Residents of Anchorage ducked under desks and tables as the ground shook. There were no immediate reports of damage or injury, and no tsunami was expected. The shaking was felt as far as 250 miles northeast of the epicenter.

Debra Pearce, who works for Alaska Auction Company, said she has lived in Alaska for years and this was the strongest quake she felt since a 1964 temblor.

That earthquake - a magnitude 9.2 - was the second-highest magnitude ever recorded, and the quake and resulting tsunamis killed 131 people.

Sandy Lee, who owns Sandy Espre Cafe in midtown Anchorage, said she didn't feel the earthquake, so when she got to her business, she didn't know what had happened. Coffee syrup bottles littered the floor, and dolls had fallen off of shelves.

Jill Warburton was shopping at a department store when the quake hit, and said things fell off shelves but didn't appear to be broken. When she got to her job at the Gold and Diamond Co. in midtown Anchorage, where she's a sales clerk, a few decorative plates had fallen on the ground. Warburton shrugged off the quake.

"I went through the one in 64 - this is nothing," she said.

Everybody was talking about it today.  The kidz got to stand by the walls and duck & cover under desks and everything!

(http://cdn.pjmedia.com/lifestyle/files/2013/09/duck-and-cover-drill.jpg)

Crossing my fingers this isn't a precursor to another 9.2 Quake in the neighborhood.  If that is the case, don't count on such a rapid Newz Flash on the Diner.  LOL.

RE
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: azozeo on September 26, 2014, 04:17:37 AM
70 earthquakes in 1 1/2 hrs near Mammoth Lakes Ca.
http://www.youtube.com/v/iKHnkFOcGvM&list=UUpPGJXgbwBmkIp291W0PCMw#&fs=1
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: agelbert on October 13, 2014, 10:47:13 PM
2014-10-14 03:51:38 UPDATED: (M7.4) OFFSHORE EL SALVADOR 12.6 -88.1 (d919)
 USGS ENS   
12:12 AM 

== PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE REPORT ==

Region: OFFSHORE EL SALVADOR
Geographic coordinates: 12.613N, 88.073W
Magnitude: 7.4  :o
Depth: 70 km
Universal Time (UTC): 14 Oct 2014 03:51:38
Time near the Epicenter: 13 Oct 2014 21:51:39
Local standard time in your area: 13 Oct 2014 22:51:38
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: RE on October 13, 2014, 11:05:24 PM
2014-10-14 03:51:38 UPDATED: (M7.4) OFFSHORE EL SALVADOR 12.6 -88.1 (d919)
 USGS ENS   
12:12 AM 

== PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE REPORT ==

Region: OFFSHORE EL SALVADOR
Geographic coordinates: 12.613N, 88.073W
Magnitude: 7.4  :o
Depth: 70 km
Universal Time (UTC): 14 Oct 2014 03:51:38
Time near the Epicenter: 13 Oct 2014 21:51:39
Local standard time in your area: 13 Oct 2014 22:51:38


That's a pretty healthy one!

RE
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: azozeo on November 27, 2014, 09:42:20 AM
http://www.youtube.com/v/CD8k7SGH13c&list=UUn_NT89merDQCbygarnZSkg&fs=1
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: azozeo on December 01, 2014, 02:41:26 AM
4.7 earthquake in Az. near Sedona last night.
Could be a possible awakening of the San Francisco Peaks
Those are the dormant volcano's north of Flagstaff

http://www.youtube.com/v/2sf9ZYsOkSg&list=UUpPGJXgbwBmkIp291W0PCMw&fs=1
No worries Mking, we'll be staying put here & riding it out.  :emthup:
Title: Could It Be....Fracking? Eleven Texas Earthquakes in the Last 24 Hours.
Post by: Eddie on January 07, 2015, 10:01:06 AM
Just a coincidence that we never had earthquakes in the Dallas Ft. Worth area, ever, before they started that fracking shit.

Earthquakes in Texas in general have been quite rare, but apparently not anymore.

http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2015/01/07/11-north-texas-earthquakes-in-around-27-hours/ (http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2015/01/07/11-north-texas-earthquakes-in-around-27-hours/)
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: MKing on January 07, 2015, 10:21:23 AM
4.7 earthquake in Az. near Sedona last night.
Could be a possible awakening of the San Francisco Peaks
Those are the dormant volcano's north of Flagstaff

http://www.youtube.com/v/2sf9ZYsOkSg&list=UUpPGJXgbwBmkIp291W0PCMw&fs=1
No worries Mking, we'll be staying put here & riding it out.  :emthup:

Smart move. Considering how inconsequential all those solar flares and gamma bursts and rogue moons have been to date, Yellowstone blowing its top and hydrogen sulfide soaking every highway near water, some little volcanoes probably won't even make the local news.

Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: agelbert on January 07, 2015, 01:22:59 PM
I'm sure Roamer and Mking will inform you that it's just a coincidence and you are being hysterical in overblowing the potential environmental damage of that prudent, safe and energy providing technology...  (http://www.pic4ever.com/images/237.gif)

But thanks for the post. It is NOT a coincidence and it IS further proof that this Fracking CRAP is a horror on the biosphere.  :(

Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes 7.0 Argentina
Post by: azozeo on February 12, 2015, 05:17:54 AM
http://www.youtube.com/v/Zl-LjHPVF_k&fs=1
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: azozeo on March 06, 2015, 10:44:46 AM
http://www.youtube.com/v/RNC96M-6gNw&fs=1
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: agelbert on March 06, 2015, 11:19:06 AM
Az,
I just want to thank you for the Robert Schoch video you posted a while back. Great stuff! I've watched three or four other videos by him.  :emthup: :emthup: The man is an excellent scientist. He is among the few that have courageously pointed to the irrefutable evidence of the influence of ET in ancient civilizations.
 (http://www.pic4ever.com/images/thankyou.gif)

Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: MKing on March 06, 2015, 11:54:00 AM
4.7 earthquake in Az. near Sedona last night.
Could be a possible awakening of the San Francisco Peaks
Those are the dormant volcano's north of Flagstaff

No worries Mking, we'll be staying put here & riding it out.  :emthup:

Absolutely. No point in running when the odds of anything happening are as microscopic as they were the last time people thought Yellowstone was going off, Carrington events were scheduled for tomorrow afternoon, or random solar flares were cooking parts of the planet except no one noticed.

I think I won't be running for the hills yet either, at least not until the YouTube folks come up with something credible.
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes Mammoth is active
Post by: azozeo on March 27, 2015, 03:40:39 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/m1xaqUnPCpI&fs=1
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: MKing on March 27, 2015, 04:42:29 PM
Wow. Small tremblers in an area that has been suffering them for hundreds of millennia? In an area that has been known to be geologically active for longer than any of us have been alive? Goodness how can this BE?
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes 7.7 Papua New Guinea
Post by: azozeo on March 29, 2015, 07:17:35 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/ajyV12INgY0&fs=1
Title: Nepal Quake: Video from Basecamp at Everest
Post by: RE on April 27, 2015, 12:24:20 AM
Global Collapse recorded in real time.

A Kollapsnik cannot ask for more than this.

RE

http://www.youtube.com/v/_JC_wIWUC2U?feature=player_embedded

The Global Forum Diners

(http://rc.revolvermaps.com/h/m/a/5/ffffff/128/25/2f44vmdq33n.png) (http://www.revolvermaps.com/?target=enlarge&i=2f44vmdq33n&color=ffffff&m=5)

RE
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: azozeo on April 27, 2015, 03:48:56 AM
Unbelievable !!!!

Great catch RE  :emthup:
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: azozeo on May 07, 2015, 08:36:02 AM
http://www.youtube.com/v/E1EzFtdLsKA&fs=1
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: azozeo on May 07, 2015, 08:39:30 AM
http://www.youtube.com/v/OVHZcLCy0IM&fs=1
Title: 40 Volcanoes Are Erupting Right Now, And 34 Of Them Are Along The Ring Of Fire
Post by: Surly1 on May 15, 2015, 03:18:35 AM
 40 Volcanoes Are Erupting Right Now, And 34 Of Them Are Along The Ring Of Fire (http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/40-volcanoes-are-erupting-right-now-and-34-of-them-are-along-the-ring-of-fire)

500+ The Economic Collapse (http://feedly.com/#subscription/feed/http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/feed) by Michael Snyder  

(http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Volcano-Erupting-Public-Domain-460x307.jpg) (http://www.prophecyclubresources.com/MICHAEL-SNYDER-GIFT-OFFER/productinfo/MS-BUNDLE/)

You may not have noticed, but our planet is becoming increasingly unstable. 


According to Volcano Discovery (http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/erupting_volcanoes.html), 40 volcanoes around the globe are erupting right now, and only 6 of them are not along the Ring of Fire.  If that sounds like a very high number to you, that is because it is a very high number.  As I have written about previously (http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/the-number-of-volcanoes-erupting-right-now-is-greater-than-the-20th-centurys-yearly-average), there were a total of 3,542 volcanic eruptions (http://healthintelligence.drupalgardens.com/content/volcanic-activity-within-last-10000-years) during the entire 20th century.  When you divide that number by 100, that gives you an average of about 35 volcanic eruptions per year.  So the number of volcanoes that are erupting right now is well above the 20th century’s average for an entire calendar year. 

And of course we are witnessing a tremendous amount of earthquake activity as well.  Nepal was just hit by the worst earthquake that it had seen in 80 years (http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/there-will-be-earthquakes-the-crust-of-the-earth-violently-roars-to-life-in-chile-and-nepal), and scientists are telling us that the Himalayas actually dropped by an astounding 3 feet (http://factually.gizmodo.com/the-himalayas-dropped-3-feet-after-the-nepal-earthquake-1704285067) as a result of that one earthquake.  How much more does our planet have to shake before people start paying attention?

Of course the things that we have been seeing lately are part of a much larger long-term trend.  Seismic activity appears to have been getting stronger over the past few decades, and now things really seem to be accelerating.  The following is how one news source (http://thecostaricanews.com/are-earthquakes-and-volcano-activity-on-the-rise)recently summarized what we have been witnessing…

If it seems like earthquakes and erupting volcanoes are happening more frequently,that’s because they are. Looking at global magnitude six (M6) or greater from 1980 to 1989 there was an average of 108.5 earthquakes per year, from 2000 to 2009 the planet averaged 160.9 earthquakes per year: that is a 38.9% increase of M6+ earthquakes in recent years. Unrest also seems to be growing among the world’s super-volcanoes. Iceland (which is home to some of the most dangerous volcanoes on the planet), Santorini in Greece, Uturuncu in Bolivia, the Yellowstone and Long Valley calderas in the U.S., Laguna del Maule in Chile, Italy’s Campi Flegrei – almost all of the world’s active super-volcanic systems are now exhibiting some signs of inflation, an early indication that pressure is building in these volcanic systems.But of course most Americans are never going to care about any of this until it starts affecting them personally.

Well, perhaps they should start paying attention to the warning signs.  In recent weeks we have seen significant earthquakes in Michigan, Texas, Mississippi, California, Idaho And Washington (http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/michigan-texas-mississippi-california-idaho-and-washington-all-jolted-by-significant-earthquakes).  In addition, it is being reported that pressure is building in dormant volcanoes in Arizona (http://dutchsinse.com/5032015-arizona-earthquake-at-dormant-volcanic-butte-kachina-village-az/) and California (http://dutchsinse.com/5082015-dormant-supervolcano-in-california-shows-movement-below-sign-of-california-pressure/).  Just because we have not had a killer earthquake or a large volcanic eruption in the U.S. in recent years does not mean that it will always be that way.  Right now the entire planet appears to be waking up, and this especially seems to be true of the Ring of Fire.

If you are not familiar with the Ring of Fire, just imagine a giant ring that runs around the outer perimeter of the Pacific Ocean.  Approximately 90 percent of all earthquakes and approximately 75 percent of all volcanic eruptions occur within this area, and the entire west coast of North America is considered to be part of the Ring of Fire.

For so long, the west coast has been incredibly blessed not to have experienced a major seismic event.  But scientists tell us that it is only a matter of time.

And right now, just about every other part of the Ring of Fire is shaking violently.For example, a magnitude 6.8 earthquake just hit Japan on Wednesday (http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/strong-quake-hits-japan-aftershock-devastating-2011-temblor-n358246)…A magnitude-6.8 earthquake that shook northeast Japan on Wednesday was an aftershock of the devastating 2011 quake that triggered a massive tsunami and nuclear power plant meltdown.

“We consider this morning’s earthquake to be an aftershock of the 2011 Northeastern Pacific Earthquake,” said Yohei Hasegawa, an official at the Japanese meteorological agency.

The temblor, which struck just after 6 a.m. local time (5 p.m. ET Tuesday), was sparked by the Pacific tectonic plate “subducting,” or moving under, the main land plate, he added.Hasegawa warned that more tremors may be on the way.

One Japanese expert is warning that Japan “might have entered an era of great earthquakes and volcanic eruptions (http://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0002137062)“, and considering the immense devastation that the great earthquake and tsunami of 2011 caused, that is a very sobering assessment.

Meanwhile, a series of very strong earthquakes have struck Papua New Guinea recently as well.  The following comes from the Washington Post (http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/strong-quake-rocks-papua-new-guinea-local-tsunami-possible/2015/05/07/da512006-f48c-11e4-bca5-21b51bbdf93e_story.html)…A powerful earthquake rattled Papua New Guinea on Thursday, the fourth strong quake to hit the South Pacific island nation in a week. The temblor prompted officials to issue a local tsunami warning, but it was lifted shortly afterward with no reports of damage.

The 7.1-magnitude quake struck about 150 kilometers (94 miles) southwest of the town of Panguna on Bougainville Island at a depth of 23 kilometers (14 miles), the U.S. Geological Survey reported.Once again, just because things have always been a certain way does not mean that they will always be that way.As Americans, we are not accustomed to being concerned about major earthquakes and massive volcanic eruptions, but that could soon change in a big way.

The truth is that our planet and our sun are changing in ways that are unpredictable and that our scientists don’t completely understand.For example, a recent LiveScience article (http://www.livescience.com/46694-magnetic-field-weakens.html) discussed the fact that scientists are deeply puzzled by the fact that the magnetic field of our planet is getting weaker 10 times faster than previously believed…Scientists already know that magnetic north shifts (http://www.livescience.com/2897-earth-magnetic-field-flip-flops.html). Once every few hundred thousand years the magnetic poles flip so that a compass would point south instead of north. While changes in magnetic field strength are part of this normal flipping cycle, data from Swarm have shown the field is starting to weaken faster than in the past. Previously, researchers estimated the field was weakening about 5 percent per century, but the new data revealed the field is actually weakening at 5 percent per decade, or 10 times faster than thought. As such, rather than the full flip occurring in about 2,000 years, as was predicted, the new data suggest it could happen sooner.

And in a previous article (http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/michigan-texas-mississippi-california-idaho-and-washington-all-jolted-by-significant-earthquakes), I discussed how one scientist has discovered that activity on the sun is declining at a faster pace “than at any time in the last 9300 years” right now.

I don’t pretend to have all the answers for why these things are happening, but clearly some very unusual things are taking place.So what do you think?

Do you believe that you know why our planet and our sun are experiencing such dramatic changes?



 
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On 5/28/15 L.A. is ?
Post by: azozeo on May 18, 2015, 03:08:55 PM
Got a new link for RE to play with.

Earthquake simulator  :coffee:

http://www.shakeout.org/california/scenario/ (http://www.shakeout.org/california/scenario/)



http://www.youtube.com/v/6-wgYaUQE3o&fs=1
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Coastal Event L.A. 5/28/15
Post by: azozeo on May 18, 2015, 03:25:29 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/0uVI8cQ3Hpo&fs=1
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On - Planetary Alignments
Post by: azozeo on May 18, 2015, 03:56:51 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/IwsqZRPkZMA&fs=1
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: MKing on May 18, 2015, 04:06:03 PM
<yawn>

Just go see the movie already and get it out of your system azozoe.

(http://cdn.hitfix.com/photos/5907021/Tom-Hardy--Empire-Magazine_article_story_large.jpg)
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On / 6.7 - Planetary Alignment Update
Post by: azozeo on May 19, 2015, 03:10:22 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/moBB_3m9z6g&fs=1
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: azozeo on May 19, 2015, 03:16:02 PM
<yawn>

Just go see the movie already and get it out of your system azozoe.

(http://cdn.hitfix.com/photos/5907021/Tom-Hardy--Empire-Magazine_article_story_large.jpg)



You have the annoying persistence of a 9 year old....
It's called the D O O M S T E A D Diner for a reason !
If you want bubbles, champagne & happy horseshit  go join the Lawrence Welk Fan Club
Guess what Moriarty , they even have a guy who plays with his squeeze box  :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: g on May 19, 2015, 04:01:17 PM
<yawn>

Just go see the movie already and get it out of your system azozoe.

(http://cdn.hitfix.com/photos/5907021/Tom-Hardy--Empire-Magazine_article_story_large.jpg)



You have the annoying persistence of a 9 year old....
It's called the D O O M S T E A D Diner for a reason !
If you want bubbles, champagne & happy horseshit  go join the Lawrence Welk Fan Club
Guess what Moriarty , they even have a guy who plays with his squeeze box  :icon_mrgreen:

Not Fair AZ. Always a good idea to hear the other side of the story. He is persistent, and like his ideas or not, contributes a lot of time and factual data about his areas of expertise. No sense having a forum if we all just want to sing PAINT IT BLACK together.  :laugh: :laugh:


                                         http://www.youtube.com/v/u6d8eKvegLI

Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: MKing on May 19, 2015, 04:02:06 PM
You have the annoying persistence of a 9 year old….

What? I'm just waiting around for one of these events, Youtube videos, eruptions, solar flares, or planet alignments to DO something!! I mean, I understand selling endless sizzle there Azozeo…but sooner or later….we 'all want some STEAK!!!

Do you know how LONG some of us have been waiting for a decent natural disaster, something truly BIBLICAL!!

Seriously, at my age, I want to be Woody Harrelson in the movie 2012, standing there on the edge of the Yellowstone calder when it goes KA BOOM!! Talk about a SHOW!

But no…instead we get all this endless hoping and dreaming and pretending, sizzle…sizzle…sizzle…when are you planning on delivering THE STEAK!!

Quote from: azozeo
It's called the D O O M S T E A D Diner for a reason !

Sure it is. When are you going to be talking about some of THAT instead of this parade of folks PRETENDING doom is going to come, and then failing to deliver? Go find some folks who KNOW, and then tell us what THEY say, as opposed to these lightweights who just sizzle…sizzle…sizzle…with no STEAK!!

Quote from: azozeo
If you want bubbles, champagne & happy horseshit  go join the Lawrence Welk Fan Club
Guess what Moriarty , they even have a guy who plays with his squeeze box  :icon_mrgreen:

The last time you were proclaiming some east coast event, I WENT there to investigate…and there was NUTTIN!!! How about you STOP referencing NON events, and come up with some REAL stuff…then I can go there..and be like Woody!
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes & Planetary Alignments
Post by: azozeo on May 19, 2015, 04:13:26 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/q8ZRlILDwvI&fs=1
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: MKing on May 19, 2015, 04:26:35 PM

This "cat" from the Netherlands is predicting a 9.8 frickin' earthquake
from the San Andreas fault at 4:00 p.m. on 5-28-15 ....
Supposedly he's got the astro-physics know how to do this.
That interests me a lot more than a movie recommended by a knuckle
draggin' paper shuffling, buffoon from the rust belt.

The movie has more credibility. Or have your forgotten your Carrington event claims for the East Coast, the star under our feet that apparently no one can find, and Yellowstone going off what..months ago now?

Yup, the movie has more credibility for sure. It is downright a PROPHECY compared to azozeo youtube videos and rogue stars no one can find. Don't get me wrong, it works as entertainment, but Hollywood just does it WAY better than the looney tunes on the internet.
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: jdwheeler42 on May 19, 2015, 08:05:57 PM
The last time you were proclaiming some east coast event, I WENT there to investigate…and there was NUTTIN!!! How about you STOP referencing NON events, and come up with some REAL stuff…then I can go there..and be like Woody!

You remind me of the last interview I heard with Timothy Leary ("Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out").  When asked if he was afraid of dying, he replied no, it would be the ultimate trip.

A few months later I heard he died in his sleep.  :-\
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: Karpatok on May 19, 2015, 08:29:44 PM
The last time you were proclaiming some east coast event, I WENT there to investigate…and there was NUTTIN!!! How about you STOP referencing NON events, and come up with some REAL stuff…then I can go there..and be like Woody!

You remind me of the last interview I heard with Timothy Leary ("Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out").  When asked if he was afraid of dying, he replied no, it would be the ultimate trip.

A few months later I heard he died in his sleep.  :-\
  Yeah. These druggies do tend to kick the bucket a bit early. Alchies too. Now I really wonder why.
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: MKing on May 19, 2015, 09:10:21 PM
The last time you were proclaiming some east coast event, I WENT there to investigate…and there was NUTTIN!!! How about you STOP referencing NON events, and come up with some REAL stuff…then I can go there..and be like Woody!

You remind me of the last interview I heard with Timothy Leary ("Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out").  When asked if he was afraid of dying, he replied no, it would be the ultimate trip.

A few months later I heard he died in his sleep.  :-\

I am ambivalent on the topic. Going in the sleep looks good…so does moving a million miles an hour right into the teeth of it, only to impact on an immovable object in the midst of having as much fun going on as possible when the heart stops pumping upon being pulverized.

But I want nothing to do with wasting away in a nursing home, if it comes to that just let me steal the keys to a fast car, get me a walker to get to the door, and I'll find a way to turn the time remaining into a blast.
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: azozeo on May 20, 2015, 03:44:35 AM
http://www.youtube.com/v/FWuirly2vKg&fs=1
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: jdwheeler42 on May 20, 2015, 07:55:48 AM
But I want nothing to do with wasting away in a nursing home, if it comes to that just let me steal the keys to a fast car, get me a walker to get to the door, and I'll find a way to turn the time remaining into a blast.
Bringing this back to the topic of this thread, I suspect that the collapse of civilization may very well end up like wasting away in a nursing home.  The crash we had in 2008 might end up being the most dramatic event on the descent.  While people are waiting for TSHTF, they might just wake up in 10 years and realize that everywhere is like Detroit is now.
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: azozeo on May 20, 2015, 08:23:58 AM
Ok,
Now this is 2 sources who have checked this celestial software
& are calling for the big one to hit soon in So. Cal.
Go to the 1 hour 5 min mark on this broadcast & listen to what
Stan Deyo has to offer.

http://www.youtube.com/v/E_wXkbuoVvs&fs=1
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: MKing on May 20, 2015, 09:56:18 AM
But I want nothing to do with wasting away in a nursing home, if it comes to that just let me steal the keys to a fast car, get me a walker to get to the door, and I'll find a way to turn the time remaining into a blast.
Bringing this back to the topic of this thread, I suspect that the collapse of civilization may very well end up like wasting away in a nursing home.  The crash we had in 2008 might end up being the most dramatic event on the descent. 

All about perspective. 2008 was a financial BOOM to those who understand these things. Doesn't hurt to have an established career obviously, but I made it through all the others as well. Tweren't easy, but then achieving something of value rarely is.

Quote from: jdwheeler42
While people are waiting for TSHTF, they might just wake up in 10 years and realize that everywhere is like Detroit is now.

Or when people were waiting around for TSHTF like they were in the late 60's, they might wait half a century and realize that things didn't turn out anything like was claimed then either. There is old Chinese saying, sit in one place long enough, and everyone in the world will walk by. Doom is sort of like that, watch it long enough, and old bad ideas are recycled into new bad ideas, and the world moves on, and the doomers all die of natural causes, and some new ones are born every minute…just as PT Barnum said. And the process starts all over.

(http://intelligentdiscontent.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Sky.jpg)
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On - Key Dates Explained
Post by: azozeo on May 21, 2015, 08:00:29 AM
http://www.youtube.com/v/G5bHXAESgvA&fs=1
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: MKing on May 21, 2015, 10:05:07 AM
Key dates explained…yes….how about a rerun of that idea?

(https://sarcasticambien.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/mayancalendarfunny2.jpg)
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: jdwheeler42 on May 21, 2015, 11:16:12 AM
Or when people were waiting around for TSHTF like they were in the late 60's, they might wait half a century and realize that things didn't turn out anything like was claimed then either.

LOL I think if somebody just woke up from a 50 year coma, they would be convinced that collapse had occurred.
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: azozeo on May 21, 2015, 02:32:33 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/tti4jIW-fk4&fs=1
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: MKing on May 21, 2015, 03:41:02 PM
Or when people were waiting around for TSHTF like they were in the late 60's, they might wait half a century and realize that things didn't turn out anything like was claimed then either.

LOL I think if somebody just woke up from a 50 year coma, they would be convinced that collapse had occurred.

Baloney. The world will certainly have changed…you remember the party line? I do. Grandma was still using hers in the early 80s. How about outhouses? I carried water from the creek in winter months to fill the tank behind the toilet. When in high school. Selective memories…..

(http://www.themachinestarts.com/article_images/redditq.jpg)
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: MKing on May 21, 2015, 03:42:01 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/tti4jIW-fk4&fs=1

So is this as likely to happen as all the OTHER earthquakes that never did, or is this one finally going to happen? Odds Azozeo. 1 in 100 it is right this time? 1 in a billion? Trillion?
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: azozeo on May 22, 2015, 03:01:47 AM
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/environment/geology/11622586/Earthquake-hits-Kent-coast-live.html (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/environment/geology/11622586/Earthquake-hits-Kent-coast-live.html)

Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: azozeo on May 25, 2015, 03:35:32 AM
http://www.youtube.com/v/ZhmoeRZrZ8o&fs=1
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On 8.5 hits Japan
Post by: azozeo on May 30, 2015, 09:59:47 AM
http://www.youtube.com/v/JwqnTNbJYNM&fs=1
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On 5.2 @ N. Pole !
Post by: azozeo on June 02, 2015, 04:32:49 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/Cssixg1TxIg&fs=1
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On Earthquake prep needs to start now
Post by: azozeo on June 03, 2015, 08:48:23 AM
http://www.geologypage.com/2015/05/earthquake-preparations-need-to-start.html (http://www.geologypage.com/2015/05/earthquake-preparations-need-to-start.html)

Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On - No. Az. earthquake & gas plumes
Post by: azozeo on June 04, 2015, 04:21:48 AM
http://dutchsinse.com/6032015-arizona-dormant-volcano-struck-by-rare-earthquake-west-coast-unrest-still-showing/ (http://dutchsinse.com/6032015-arizona-dormant-volcano-struck-by-rare-earthquake-west-coast-unrest-still-showing/)

Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On - No. Az. earthquake & gas plumes
Post by: azozeo on June 04, 2015, 08:45:46 AM
http://dutchsinse.com/6032015-arizona-dormant-volcano-struck-by-rare-earthquake-west-coast-unrest-still-showing/ (http://dutchsinse.com/6032015-arizona-dormant-volcano-struck-by-rare-earthquake-west-coast-unrest-still-showing/)



http://www.youtube.com/v/ZPot4nrl56k&fs=1
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On - No. Az. earthquake & gas plumes
Post by: azozeo on June 06, 2015, 01:47:28 PM
http://dutchsinse.com/6032015-arizona-dormant-volcano-struck-by-rare-earthquake-west-coast-unrest-still-showing/ (http://dutchsinse.com/6032015-arizona-dormant-volcano-struck-by-rare-earthquake-west-coast-unrest-still-showing/)



http://www.youtube.com/v/ZPot4nrl56k&fs=1


http://www.youtube.com/v/UyL9pn_OJFk&fs=1
Title: Nepal: Earth Tremors Fading, Monsoon Looming
Post by: RE on June 09, 2015, 12:39:04 AM
Trying to rebuild all that stuff  is just plain nuts.

RE

Nepal: Earth Tremors Fading, Monsoon Looming (http://www.globalresearch.ca/nepal-earth-tremors-fading-monsoon-looming/5454160)

By B. Nimri Aziz
Global Research, June 08, 2015
Region: Asia
Theme: United Nations

(http://www.globalresearch.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/earthquake_nepal-400x300.jpeg)
Kathmandu is gradually repopulating with residents like Anil who left soon after April’s earthquake. He explains that he returned to the capital from Chitwan (in south Nepal, bordering India). “I went for 20 days with father (also a taxi driver) and my stepmother; we have no house in the village, so we slept here”, he says, gently pounding the steering wheel of his taxi. Small boned and lean like many poor youths, Anil nevertheless sports a silver earring, head shaved on both sides with his silky black forelock flopping forward. Just 18, Anil is a licensed taxi driver, having learned to drive at 15, taught by his father.

Today Anil’s family lives in this vehicle and another his father operates (probably as tattered as this one, and also leased). They enter their former lodging only to cook, wash and change clothes, then back to the cars to sleep. Their rented rooms are unsafe to stay in. “Destroyed; like that”, says Anil, pointing to a crumpled one-story brick structure we pass on the roadside. (His family is not yet able to think about a permanent alternative.)

Following the first tumultuous shaking of their land, many Nepalese had set out for the worst hit areas to find (and perhaps conduct funerary rites for) loved ones and to inspect ancestral fields and homes. Fearing more convulsions in Kathmandu Valley, Anil along with an estimated million plus residents (representing a large part of the valley’s population) sought safety in distant native villages across Nepal and in India.

Nepal’s capital– empty of traffic and commerce, absent its Indian vendors and factory workers, its tourists and cleaners and drivers– turned eerily stagnant for a month. Hearty permanent residents eschewed their workplaces and cafes to remain at home with families during anxious days and nights. It was hard for even the most self-assured citizens to not fear another calamitous eruption.

And it happened. The May 12th quake dislodged any sense of calm that had begun to ease fears after the earlier cataclysm. Although less severe, the second upheaval erased confidence in scientific assessments; it further destabilized and imperiled structures already cracked and it exposed dangers hidden within every dwelling—home, hospital or office. That May 12th eruption extended the first’s destructive path, collapsing more schools, setting off deadly avalanches in Langtang Valley and damaging monasteries and houses in hitherto untouched parts of Solu-Khumbu further east.

By the end of May, relief efforts which had slowed after the second upheaval gradually resume; house and school inspections become more urgent and determined; pressure increases to clear impassable mountain roads; and demolitions, although sluggish and seemingly random, continue. All this while the government announces yet again that more assistance is on its way, although we see no sign that it’s capable of handling the resources it has in hand. At the same time Nepal’s United Nations relief coordinator appeals for additional international contributions.

There was no all-clear siren and no message from any source that we are safe. There’s no report from recovery teams that all bodies have been retrieved, no cessation of tremors (however slight they’ve become), no assurance from seismologists or earthquake apps or weather reports that we are out of danger. Although rumors attributed to astrologers continue to circulate that forthcoming Tuesdays and Saturdays are ominous, we pass Tuesday and another Saturday without incident.

With a government announcement that schools should reopen by the first of June (whether or not structures are repaired) principals mobilize their staff and parents ready their children. Schooling would recommence, if only for a few hours a day, with each school deciding how to adjust to new conditions—physical and psychological– and deal with whatever traumas their pupils bring with them. Doubtless, the discussions I hear at Amrit School are repeated in all staff meetings. Teachers share stories of difficulties in their neighborhoods, yet they recognize how even without training they bear the additional burden of counseling their wards. Then, with several classrooms marked by engineers as unusable, they agree on a new routine to start. (They are luckier than others where tent classrooms are being erected beside the rubble of collapsed schools. It will take years for over a thousand damaged government schools to be rebuilt.)

Food supplies, blankets, tarpaulins, and essential household utensils are being mobilized for many thousands awaiting help. Although there are complaints about unfair ‘selective distribution’, teams of workers—private ad hoc volunteer groups and employees of service agencies—are laboring to ensure aid reaches the helpless and the deprived. For the coming months, several hospitals in Kathmandu Valley and beyond, with their added load of patients and damaged facilities, will, like schools, operate out of specially equipped tents.

A sense of urgency has emerged with the approach of a new menace: the monsoon rains. “We have only a week or ten days to move supplies from airport storerooms and transport them into the hills. It’s not just the threat of water damaging our provisions; we urgently need to get trucks loaded, on the road and to their destinations”, explains N. Tendup Sherpa of the Himalayan Health and Environmental Services Solukhumbu. HHESS (http://www.hhess.org (http://www.hhess.org)) is one of many domestic NGOs forced to redirect its energies, in this case to support World Food Program‘s efforts to get aid to outlying villages. “Once the rains arrive, these roads are treacherous; today, with hillsides unsettled by the earthquake, travelling conditions are more precarious.”

And so we have arrived at Asia’s time-honored monsoon rains: the nourishing, cleansing, drenching, unstoppable monsoon that takes shape at the highest points of these Himalayan ranges and moves south across the entire subcontinent. Everyone knows Nepal’s rains are due. There’s no doubt about their appearance, intensity and duration. Farmers need them for newly planted crops; urban dwellers normally welcome their relief from the hot dust and heat that has enveloped the city and polluted the air. These showers help nourish potted plants, ubiquitous in any courtyard and rooftop. Rainwater unclogs the grey, sluggish and stinkingBagmatiRiverand Dhobi Khola meandering through the capital. The monsoon washes away the detritus of months of accumulated human waste and undecipherable rubbish and animal corpses that fill the waterways around Kathmandu and other valley towns. Rains fill dangerously low government reservoirs as well as rooftop tanks and other vessels set by individual families. Shortages and rationing endured for months will ease.

These rains brings wonderful sunsets too, and more flowers, although even during dry months, flowers—roses, sunflowers, mimosa, bougainvillea and many more blooms– seem to manage.

How much will the rains exacerbate the tribulations and suffering of these people this year? No one knows, but the fear is palpable. Without identifying new points of weakness, effective preparations are impossible.

Still in the traumatic grip of the earthquakes, uncertain about the stability of any dwelling, people move cautiously. The shock of the earthquake will not dissipate. An incompetent government of squabbling self-interested parties just worsens an already unstable condition.

Before beginning her journalistic work in the Arab lands, anthropologist Barbara Nimri Aziz spent several decades conducting research in the Himalayan areas. Her books include “Tibetan Frontier Families”, “Soundings in Tibetan Civilization”, (both reprinted in 2011) and “Heir to a Silent Song: Two Rebel Women of Nepal” (2001) all available through Vajra Books, Kathmandu (vajrabooks.com.np).  Her latest book is “Swimming up The Tigris: Real Life Encounters with Iraq”, U. Press Florida, 2007.
Title: EARTHQUAKE IN THE MAT-SU VALLEY!
Post by: RE on July 28, 2015, 07:42:52 PM
I am dropping back in briefly to report we just had a major Quake here in the Valley.  I don't yet know where it was centered, but it shook my digs pretty good.

RE
Title: Re: EARTHQUAKE IN THE MAT-SU VALLEY!
Post by: RE on July 28, 2015, 07:54:04 PM
I am dropping back in briefly to report we just had a major Quake here in the Valley.  I don't yet know where it was centered, but it shook my digs pretty good.

RE

OK, it was a 6.2 and came 69M SSW of Mt. Redoubt.

I sure hope it doesn't blow.

RE
Title: Re: EARTHQUAKE IN THE MAT-SU VALLEY!
Post by: g on July 28, 2015, 07:58:38 PM
I am dropping back in briefly to report we just had a major Quake here in the Valley.  I don't yet know where it was centered, but it shook my digs pretty good.

RE

OK, it was a 6.2 and came 69M SSW of Mt. Redoubt.

I sure hope it doesn't blow.

RE

Relax, just a reminder from Mother Nature of who is the boss.

If I'm wrong, Oh well, we all have to to go sometime.  :-\                                        :exp-grin: :exp-grin:
Title: Re: EARTHQUAKE IN THE MAT-SU VALLEY!
Post by: RE on July 28, 2015, 08:25:08 PM
I am dropping back in briefly to report we just had a major Quake here in the Valley.  I don't yet know where it was centered, but it shook my digs pretty good.

RE

OK, it was a 6.2 and came 69M SSW of Mt. Redoubt.

I sure hope it doesn't blow.

RE

It was a lot closer to Homer, Soldotna and Anchorage than here.  They probably got it worse.  Red dot is the Quake Epicenter.

(http://www.doomsteaddiner.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Redoubt-Quake-Map.png)

RE
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: Eddie on July 29, 2015, 06:09:30 AM
The best kind of earthquake to experience. Close enough to feel a tremor, but far enough away not to cause great cracks in the earth that swallow you up.
Title: At least 105 dead as 7.5 earthquake shakes Afghanistan, Pakistan and India
Post by: RE on October 26, 2015, 06:41:56 AM
Big One in Afghanistan today.

RE

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/10/26/magnitude-77-earthquake-shakes-south-asia/ (http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/10/26/magnitude-77-earthquake-shakes-south-asia/)

At least 105 dead as magnitude-7.5 earthquake shakes Afghanistan, Pakistan and India


(http://a57.foxnews.com/global.fncstatic.com/static/managed/img/U.S./876/493/india-earthquake-102615.jpg?ve=1&tl=1)
Title: EARTHQUAKE IN THE MAT-SU VALLEY! (#2)
Post by: RE on November 06, 2015, 06:34:31 AM
Just got another shaker.  Pretty short one but got the digs rattling.  Earthquake 3D says it was 4.5 and it looks like it was right here in the valley.  No aftershocks as of yet.

RE
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: azozeo on November 25, 2015, 03:40:21 AM
http://www.youtube.com/v/MfcqYHxfICA&fs=1
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: azozeo on November 25, 2015, 04:22:44 PM
https://intelrevolution.com/podcast/the-ground-is-literally-moving-around-los-angeles/
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: azozeo on November 25, 2015, 04:36:19 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/hf31guZL9JA&fs=1
Title: BABYQUAKE!
Post by: RE on December 02, 2015, 02:11:24 AM
Another BabyQuake here in the Mat Valley at 1:06AM AK Time.

Very brief shaker again, no dishes fell or glass broken.

I'm hoping these regular small ones are relieving stress on the faults and we won't get a BigDaddyQuake.  :o

RE
Title: Re: BABYQUAKE!
Post by: azozeo on December 02, 2015, 02:49:16 AM
Another BabyQuake here in the Mat Valley at 1:06AM AK Time.

Very brief shaker again, no dishes fell or glass broken.

I'm hoping these regular small ones are relieving stress on the faults and we won't get a BigDaddyQuake.  :o

RE


How close is your nearest volcano ?
Title: Re: BABYQUAKE!
Post by: RE on December 02, 2015, 03:22:41 AM
Another BabyQuake here in the Mat Valley at 1:06AM AK Time.

Very brief shaker again, no dishes fell or glass broken.

I'm hoping these regular small ones are relieving stress on the faults and we won't get a BigDaddyQuake.  :o

RE


How close is your nearest volcano ?

Mt. Spurr is closest, but Mt. Redoubt has been more active recently.

(http://alaskatrekker.com/images/volmap.gif)

RE
Title: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On: USGS puts a LID on the Data!
Post by: RE on December 04, 2015, 07:58:28 AM
Just dropped in on DLindquist's Global Earthquake (http://research.dlindquist.com/quake/) site to find this notification:

Quote
NOTICE:

Unfortunately, the USGS NEIC has (without any notice, explanation, or alternatives) stopped publishing data. This means that our Earthquake analysis is currently offline. We are investigating other sources of data, and will bring back our service as soon as possible.

You will still be able to use the 'historical' section to view past activity, but no new activity will be added until we can identify a viable alternative source of data.

Now, why do you suppose that is?  LOL.

RE
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On: USGS puts a LID on the Data!
Post by: azozeo on December 04, 2015, 10:14:47 AM
Just dropped in on DLindquist's Global Earthquake (http://research.dlindquist.com/quake/) site to find this notification:

Quote
NOTICE:

Unfortunately, the USGS NEIC has (without any notice, explanation, or alternatives) stopped publishing data. This means that our Earthquake analysis is currently offline. We are investigating other sources of data, and will bring back our service as soon as possible.

You will still be able to use the 'historical' section to view past activity, but no new activity will be added until we can identify a viable alternative source of data.

Now, why do you suppose that is?  LOL.

RE


You know damn good & well, our little friend  :icon_sunny:
is close at hand. Shit's gonna get real spooky, vewy vewy sooooon
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On: USGS puts a LID on the Data!
Post by: RE on December 04, 2015, 10:36:35 AM
You know damn good & well, our little friend  :icon_sunny:
is close at hand. Shit's gonna get real spooky, vewy vewy sooooon

I'm hoping Mt. Redoubt blows and Palmer is Frozen in time like the residents of Pompeii under the ash fall from Mt. Vesuvius.  RE will be sitting at his Laptop in a negative 3D image cast in stone!  What better way for a Doomer to Buy His Ticket to the Great BeyondTM?  :icon_sunny:

http://www.youtube.com/v/F90Cw4l-8NY
Title: Best Tsunami Video EVAH!
Post by: RE on December 08, 2015, 06:10:42 AM
This is fucking amazing to watch.

http://www.youtube.com/v/KelA9gI48qU

RE
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes 4.2 @ Mohave Desert
Post by: azozeo on December 28, 2015, 01:19:31 PM
https://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2015/12/28/mojave-desert-4-2-magnitude-earthquake-shakes-los-angeles/

Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: azozeo on December 31, 2015, 01:52:07 AM
http://www.youtube.com/v/rEg3qZOW1Cg&fs=1
Title: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On: New Shaker here on The Last Great Frontier
Post by: RE on January 17, 2016, 08:13:08 PM
Bigger than the last Babyquake, call this one a Toddlerquake.  :icon_mrgreen:

Still no stats up on my Earthquake 3D monitor.  I'm guessing in the 6s.

RE
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On: New Shaker here on The Last Great Frontier
Post by: RE on January 17, 2016, 08:49:41 PM
Bigger than the last Babyquake, call this one a Toddlerquake.  :icon_mrgreen:

Still no stats up on my Earthquake 3D monitor.  I'm guessing in the 6s.

RE

I overestimated, 4.8.  Pretty close though, between here and Talkeetna.

RE
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: azozeo on January 18, 2016, 01:45:29 AM
I wonder if Redoubt is ready to puff n chug a bit ?
Title: EARTHQUAKE!
Post by: RE on January 24, 2016, 02:53:29 AM
1:30 AM

This one was much bigger.  6.4 86 M SSW of Anchor Point.  That is quite far from here, down on the Kenai Peninsula.  Anchorage is closer, Soldotna closer still.  Soldotna may have sustained some damage.  Also, it was probably offshore, so it my have sent a Tsunami toward Anchorage.

Planet X is on the move.

RE
Title: Re: EARTHQUAKE!
Post by: azozeo on January 24, 2016, 09:40:53 AM
1:30 AM

This one was much bigger.  6.4 86 M SSW of Anchor Point.  That is quite far from here, down on the Kenai Peninsula.  Anchorage is closer, Soldotna closer still.  Soldotna may have sustained some damage.  Also, it was probably offshore, so it my have sent a Tsunami toward Anchorage.

Planet X is on the move.

RE


With a galactic super wave in tow no less.

May need a fresh box of depends to see you through.
Title: Re: EARTHQUAKE!- Upgraded to 7.1
Post by: RE on January 24, 2016, 09:43:28 AM
1:30 AM

This one was much bigger.  6.4 86 M SSW of Anchor Point.  That is quite far from here, down on the Kenai Peninsula.  Anchorage is closer, Soldotna closer still.  Soldotna may have sustained some damage.  Also, it was probably offshore, so it my have sent a Tsunami toward Anchorage.

Planet X is on the move.

RE

My first 7+ Quake! :icon_sunny:

http://www.adn.com/article/20160124/strong-earthquake-felt-throughout-southcentral-alaska (http://www.adn.com/article/20160124/strong-earthquake-felt-throughout-southcentral-alaska)
Alaska News
No injuries reported but some damage as 7.1 earthquake rocks Southcentral Alaska

Alaska Dispatch News
January 24, 2016

(http://www.adn.com/sites/default/files/styles/full_width_620/public/FullSizeRender_9.jpg?itok=ZS4gKK5r)
A Carrs/Safeway employee cleans up after a magnitude-7.1 earthquake struck Southcentral Alaska on January 24, 2016. Scott Jensen / Alaska Dispatch News

Southcentral Alaska was rocked by a strong and prolonged magnitude-7.1 earthquake early Sunday morning.

The quake struck 86 miles west-southwest of Anchor Point at 1:30 a.m. Alaska time, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.  The Alaska Earthquake Center said it hit on the west side of Cook Inlet, about 65 miles west of the Kenai Peninsula town of Homer and about 160 miles southwest of Anchorage.

The quake knocked items off shelves and walls and shook buildings throughout the region. A series of aftershocks followed, including a magnitude 4.7 that struck about four hours after the initial quake and could be felt again in Anchorage.

There were no immediate reports of injuries. Isolated power outages were reported throughout the region.

According to the National Weather Service, the quake was not expected to generate a tsunami.

The Anchorage Fire Department reported it was "very busy with reports of gas odors, alarm systems sounding, broken water lines, etc." in the wake of the earthquake. The Anchorage Police Department said shortly after 2 a.m. that it had not received any reports of major damage.

(http://www.adn.com/sites/default/files/Screen%20Shot%202016-01-24%20at%209.20.23%20AM_0.png)
On the Kenai Peninsula, some damage was being reported, as Shannon McCarthy, with the state Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, said Kalifornsky Beach Road was closed in the Kasilof area Sunday morning due to a crack in the road.

“There is a crack in the road and DOT’s on the scene right now,” McCarthy said.

Andrew Sayers, 26, of Kasilof was watching television when the quake struck.

"The house started to shake violently. The TV we were watching fell over, stuff fell off the walls," he said. "Dishes were crashing, and we sprinted toward the doorway."

Later, he was driving to his mother's home when he came across the stretch of K-Beach Road that was damaged in the quake.

"We launched over this crack in the road. It's a miracle we didn't bust our tires on it," he said.

Officials with the Kenai Fire Department were also at the scene of a reported "gas leak/explosion at a home" following the earthquake. The department later said it was evacuating all homes along Lilac Lane in Kenai due to "multiple gas line ruptures." A shelter had been established at the National Guard armory for displaced residents.

At the shelter, Alaska Army National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Albert Burns said at least one home had been destroyed Sunday morning, but no reports of injuries had come in.

“There’s a house that the gas line ruptured at and it caught on fire, and the gal lost her house,” Burns said.

Burns said there was still an active fire in the area as of 4:30 a.m. Sunday, with displaced residents being moved to the shelter.

“We’ve got approximately 15 people here right now,” Burns said.

Facebook and Twitter users reported scattered power outages around the region from the quake, which continued for about 30 seconds, and was strong enough to knock objects off shelves in homes and stores around the region.

At 3:15 Sunday morning, the Carrs grocery store on Huffman -- normally open 24 hours -- was closed, with the parking lot nearly empty and the entryway dark. A young man in a black coat pounded on the window. He quickly left in frustration.

Inside, most of the lights were out and a few glass jars of food were broken in the aisles. A maintenance worker said through the crack between the sliding doors that they'd try to reopen at 7 a.m.

Tom Chouinard, who's lived in Anchorage for 64 years, arrived hoping he could buy batteries for a space heater to warm up his south Anchorage home. "It's getting kind of cool in there," he said. Chouinard said he experienced the magnitude-9.2 quake that devastated the region in 1964, when he was living downtown on Sixth Avenue.

"I thought it was the end of the world," he said of that memorable earthquake. "This one wasn't as bad."

Many, though, said it was the strongest earthquake they'd felt in decades of living in Alaska.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CZew6TMVAAEebrv.jpg)

In Homer, just across Cook Inlet from the epicenter, Land's End Resort was full of visitors for the ConocoPhillips Besh Cup, a cross-country ski race taking place in the town over the weekend. The resort sits on the Homer Spit, a sliver of land that cuts out into Kachemak Bay.

Daniel Brophy, who was working the front desk, said that the earthquake was felt strongly on the Spit. The earthquake didn't trigger any of the numerous tsunami warning systems in place in the area, including sirens and loudspeakers. Brophy checked the tsunami alerts right away, and said the hotel would have also received a call if there was a threat of a wave.

Instead, the biggest problem was a few TV sets that had fallen over in guests' rooms. Still, it was a significant earthquake, he said.

"It felt like being on a rinky-dink boat in a storm, it was a lot of rocking and swaying," he said.

Power outages were reported in pockets all over Anchorage as well as elsewhere in Southcentral. Homer Electric reported outages around Nikiski and Kasilof. Matanuska Electric Association was reporting scattered outages as well.

Chugach Electric was reporting about 4,100 customers without power around 2 a.m. Municipal Light and Power said crews were responding to "some isolated, localized outages" in its service area.

Anchorage Water and Wastewater Utility was responding to one major line break in the area of Wisconsin and Turnagain streets, expected to affect "about 18 multiplexes,"  according to Joe Polowy, AWWU’s superintendent of distribution operations.

Social media users said they could feel the temblor as far away as Fairbanks Kodiak, and Juneau.

Aftershocks were rattling the area near the initial quake Sunday morning; the USGS reported earthquakes with magnitudes of 4.0 and 3.2 within a half-hour of the first, stronger earthquake.

The earthquake rolled many out of bed, but in Anchorage, the bars were still open when the shaker struck.

James Mooney, general manager at Humpy’s Alehouse in downtown Anchorage, said the establishment lost power during the quake, with some glasses and dishes falling and breaking. The bar’s adjacent sister businesses, Flattop Pizza and the Subzero Lounge, fared a little better.

“We had to close a little early,” Mooney said.  “Our computer systems were knocked out on the Humpy’s side -- Flattop and Subzero still had their power.”

“That was a crazy earthquake, man -- I’ve been here 20 years, and that’s the most powerful one I’ve felt,” Mooney said.

Check back for updates. This article includes details provided by the Associated Press.
Contact Alaska Dispatch News at newstips@alaskadispatch.com or on Twitter
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: azozeo on January 24, 2016, 09:51:45 AM
Our rogue solar system must have known you're about to go to print
with your 3rd installment of WGW  :emthup: and wanted to liven things
up a tad.

This rogue system has a consciousness you know.
We should be on our best behavior.
Last thing I need is a hot flamin' meteorite with my name on it.


[side note here]
I've been noticing the iron oxide dust cloud getting more prevalent.
A red haze hangs below the sun now. At least here.
 
Title: Re: EARTHQUAKE!
Post by: RE on January 24, 2016, 09:53:25 AM
1:30 AM

This one was much bigger.  6.4 7.1 86 M SSW of Anchor Point.  That is quite far from here, down on the Kenai Peninsula.  Anchorage is closer, Soldotna closer still.  Soldotna may have sustained some damage.  Also, it was probably offshore, so it my have sent a Tsunami toward Anchorage.

Planet X is on the move.

RE

With a galactic super wave in tow no less.

May need a fresh box of depends to see you through.

This shook hard enough and long enough to get me out of bed and fast-shuffling to the back door.  I didn't shit my pants though.

RE
Title: Re:One of the PX guys predicted your quake 2 hrs. previous
Post by: azozeo on January 24, 2016, 10:09:29 AM
http://www.youtube.com/v/OikreRZoQSU&fs=1
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: azozeo on January 26, 2016, 12:07:22 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/UymGHr1U-i8&fs=1
Title: 11 dead, hundreds rescued as strong quake rattles Taiwan
Post by: RE on February 06, 2016, 05:15:27 AM
Only a 6.4, but very shallow.

RE

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/strong-quake-hits-taiwan-160-pulled-alive-many-trapped/2016/02/05/e114257a-cc66-11e5-b9ab-26591104bb19_story.html (https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/strong-quake-hits-taiwan-160-pulled-alive-many-trapped/2016/02/05/e114257a-cc66-11e5-b9ab-26591104bb19_story.html)

11 dead, hundreds rescued as strong quake rattles Taiwan

(https://img.washingtonpost.com/rf/image_606w/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2016/02/06/Foreign/Images/APTOPIX_Taiwan_Earthquake-04d6b.jpg)
Rescues were underway after a 6.4-magnitude quake toppled at least one high-rise residential building, trapping people inside.
Feb. 6, 2016 Rescuers enter an office building that collapsed after an early-morning earthquake struck Tainan, Taiwan. The temblor was located about 22 miles southeast of Yujing and struck about six miles underground, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. AP
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On - Comp of planet shredding
Post by: azozeo on April 01, 2016, 01:48:59 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/S98MdxWBDds&fs=1
Title: Second deadly quake hits Japan, 'race against time' to find survivors
Post by: RE on April 16, 2016, 06:56:30 AM
What can you say?  Sayonara Japan.

RE

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-japan-quake-idUSKCN0XC24N (http://www.reuters.com/article/us-japan-quake-idUSKCN0XC24N)


Technology | Sat Apr 16, 2016 8:25am EDT
Related: World, Environment, Japan, Natural Disasters
Second deadly quake hits Japan, 'race against time' to find survivors
TOKYO | By Shinichi Saoshiro and Kiyoshi Takenaka

Japanese rescuers were digging through the rubble of buildings and mud on Saturday to reach dozens believed trapped after a powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck a southern island, killing at least 26 people and injuring about a thousand.

The shallow earthquake hit in the early hours, sending people fleeing from their beds on to dark streets, and followed a 6.4 magnitude quake on Thursday which killed nine people in the area. Rain and cold were forecast overnight, adding extra urgency to the rescue effort.

Television footage showed fires, power outages, collapsed bridges, a severed road hanging over a ravine and gaping holes in the earth. Residents near a dam were told to leave because of fears it might crumble, broadcaster NHK said.

"I felt strong shaking at first, then I was thrown about like I was in a washing machine," said a Tokai University student who remains isolated in the village of Minamiaso in Kumamoto province on the island of Kyushu.

"All the lights went out and I heard a loud noise. A lot of gas is leaking and while there hasn't been a fire, that remains a concern," the student, who is sheltering in a university gym with 1,000 other students and residents, told Japanese media.

About 190 of those injured were in serious condition, the government said.

Many frightened people wrapped in blankets sat outside their homes while others camped out in rice fields in rural areas surrounding the main towns. About 422,000 households were without water, and about 100,000 without electricity, the government said. Troops were setting up tents for evacuees and water trucks were being sent to the area.

Heavy rain and wind were forecast, with temperature expected to drop to 13 degrees Celsius (55 degrees Fahrenheit) overnight. Firefighters handed out tarpaulins to residents so they could cover damaged roofs.

"The wind is expected to pick up and rain will likely get heavier," Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told a government meeting. "Rescue operations at night will be extremely difficult ... It's a race against time."

Self Defence Forces personnel in the town of Mashiki, close to the epicenter, were providing food and water.
Related Coverage

    › Japan quakes disrupt Sony production of image sensors used in Apple iPhones
    › Japan quake breaches the historic walls of 400-year old Kumamoto Castle

"I don't mind standing in line. I'm just thankful for some food," said a man in his 60s waiting for a meal.

Japan is on the seismically active "ring of fire" around the Pacific Ocean and has building codes aimed at helping structures withstand earthquakes.

A magnitude 9 quake in March 2011 north of Tokyo touched off a massive tsunami and nuclear meltdowns at Fukushima, contaminating water, food and air for miles around. Nearly 20,000 people were killed in the tsunami.

The epicenter of Saturday's quake was near the city of Kumamoto and measured at a shallow depth of 10 km (six miles), the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said. The shallower a quake, the more likely it is to cause damage.

The quake triggered a tsunami advisory which was later lifted and no irregularities were reported at three nuclear power plants in the area, a senior government official said.
Title: 7.8-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Near Ecuador's Coast, 28 Dead
Post by: RE on April 16, 2016, 08:21:43 PM
Nibiru is closing in.

RE

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/7-8-magnitude-earthquake-hits-near-ecuador-s-coast-usgs-n557181 (http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/7-8-magnitude-earthquake-hits-near-ecuador-s-coast-usgs-n557181)

7.8-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Near Ecuador's Coast, 28 Dead

by Phil Helsel and Reuters

A 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck on Ecuador's coast Saturday, leaving at least 28 people dead and causing buildings to shake in cities more than 100 miles away and collapsing an overpass, authorities and witnesses said.

The temblor struck just before 7 p.m. local time (8 p.m. ET) with an epicenter 16 miles south-southeast of the coastal town of Muisne, located on the country's northwestern coast, the U.S. National Geological Survey said. The quake was recorded at a depth of about 12 miles.

Ecuador's Vice President Jorge Glas said 28 people were killed according to initial information.

"Based on preliminary information, there are 16 people dead in the city of Portoviejo, 10 in Manta and two in the province of Guayas," Glas in a televised address. "We continue to receive information."

The country's Geophysics Institute in a bulletin described "considerable damage" in the area of the epicenter and in Guayaquil.

President Rafael Correa said states of emergency were declared for the provinces of Esmeraldas, Los Rios, Manabi, Santa Elena, Guayas and Santo Domingo.

The quake was strongly felt in country's capital of Quito, around 100 miles away.

"I was in my house watching a movie and everything started to shake. I ran out into the street and now I don't know what's going to happen," Lorena Cazares, 36, a telecommunications worker in Quito, told Reuters.

A local Ecuadorian television station reported that houses collapsed in Esmeraldas, the province where Muisne is located, and power outages.

A car was seen crushed after an overpass collapsed in the country's largest city, Guayaquil, located 200 miles to to the south.

Video posted online showed damage to a shopping mall in Portoviejo and people crowded in the street outside as alarms rang.

There is no threat of a Pacific-wide tsunami, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said.

NOAA's Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said tsunami waves up to 3 feet above tide level were possible for some coastal areas of Ecuador. Ecuador's president said there was no evidence of a tsunami but said those on the coasts should seek higher ground as a precaution.

Two smaller quakes were recorded near Ecuador's coast before and after the 7.8-magnitude temblor, according to the USGS. A 4.8 occurred about 10 minutes before the larger quake, and a 5.4-magnitude earthquake happened 30 minutes after it, the USGS said.
Title: Re: 7.8-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Near Ecuador's Coast, 28 Dead
Post by: JRM on April 16, 2016, 08:35:25 PM
Nibiru is closing in.

It is the fish sticks.  The grey aliens want more of 'em, so we're going to have to open up our freezers and let 'em eat our frozen fish sticks! Then they will stop shaking things up, y'see.
Title: Re: 7.8-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Near Ecuador's Coast, 28 Dead
Post by: RE on April 16, 2016, 08:49:22 PM
Nibiru is closing in.

It is the fish sticks.  The grey aliens want more of 'em, so we're going to have to open up our freezers and let 'em eat our frozen fish sticks! Then they will stop shaking things up, y'see.

Maybe it's one of those MYSTERIOUS, undefinable aspects of 3D space that just "IS"?  :icon_scratch:

RE
Title: Japan earthquakes: Dozens killed; 'race against the clock' to find survivors
Post by: RE on April 16, 2016, 09:06:50 PM
MOAR Quakes in Nippon!  :o

RE

http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/16/asia/japan-earthquake/ (http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/16/asia/japan-earthquake/)

Japan earthquakes: Dozens killed; 'race against the clock' to find survivors

(http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/160416122522-03-japan-earthquake-0416-exlarge-169.jpg)

By Junko Ogura, Madison Park, Yoko Wakatsuki and Ray Sanchez, CNN

Updated 9:21 PM ET, Sat April 16, 2016

nepal earthquake comparision biggest japan haiti bpu orig_00001016.jpg
Big quakes caught on tape
nepal drone footage earthquake disaster relief orig_00011504.jpg
Major landslide blocks aid for Nepal villages
orig drone&#39;s eye view of earthquake damage npr_00000315.jpg
Drone's eye view of earthquake damage
afghan quake beyond kabul james intv_00004420.jpg
Afghan earthquake rescue efforts in Kabul and beyond
Napa County firefighters spray foam on hot spots from a fire at a mobile home park after an earthquake Sunday.
6.0-magnitude quake shakes California
7.5-magnitude earthquake rocks Afghanistan
nasa los angeles earthquake study_00014907
NASA earthquake study finds big trouble for L.A.
People remain outside a building during a strong quake in Santiago on September 16, 2015. A strong 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck the center of Chile on Wednesday, local seismologists said, triggering a tsunami alert, sparking panic and shaking buildings. AFP PHOTO /VLADIMIR RODAS (Photo credit should read VLADIMIR RODAS/AFP/Getty Images)
8.3-magnitude earthquake strikes off coast of Chile
malaysia mount kinabalu stranded hickers nr_00001214.jpg
Eight hikers remain missing from Malaysia's Mt. Kinabalu
earthquake nepal kathmandu ruins orig_00002929.jpg
Nepal: A nation in ruins after earthquake
Japan Earthquakes Timeline_00012601.jpg
Japan sees 3 major Earthquakes in only 24 hours
A road damaged by the 7.0 magnitude earthquake is seen on April 16, 2016 in Mashiki, Kumamoto, Japan.
Now Playing
Major earthquake strikes southern Japan
orig 5 most powerful earthquakes on record npr_00002704.jpg
5 most powerful recorded earthquakes
earthquake early warning system orig mg_00002310.jpg
Why aren't earthquake warnings better?
earthquake survivors tiawan evalyn chen vo_00001730.jpg
Buildings collapse in earthquake
alaska earthquake video home _00001407.jpg
7.1-magnitude earthquake shakes Alaska
earthquake america risk doubles orig nws_00000206.jpg
America's earthquake risk doubles
maevewest leading after disaster origwx GR_00032327.jpg
Leading Los Angeles after 'The Big One'
Security personel walk past a collapsed building following a 6.7 magnitude earthquake, in Imphal on December 4, 2015. At least eight people were killed and scores injured January 4, when a strong 6.7 magnitude earthquake struck northeast India, sending panicked residents fleeing into the streets even hundreds of kilometres away in Bangladesh. AFP PHOTO/ BIJU BORO / AFP / BIJU BORO (Photo credit should read BIJU BORO/AFP/Getty Images)
Deadly earthquake shakes part of northeastern India
pkg simon orig earthquake swarm_00010830.jpg
Earthquake swarms sign of the big one?
nepal earthquake comparision biggest japan haiti bpu orig_00001016.jpg
Big quakes caught on tape
nepal drone footage earthquake disaster relief orig_00011504.jpg
Major landslide blocks aid for Nepal villages
orig drone&#39;s eye view of earthquake damage npr_00000315.jpg
Drone's eye view of earthquake damage
afghan quake beyond kabul james intv_00004420.jpg
Afghan earthquake rescue efforts in Kabul and beyond
Napa County firefighters spray foam on hot spots from a fire at a mobile home park after an earthquake Sunday.
6.0-magnitude quake shakes California
7.5-magnitude earthquake rocks Afghanistan
nasa los angeles earthquake study_00014907
NASA earthquake study finds big trouble for L.A.
People remain outside a building during a strong quake in Santiago on September 16, 2015. A strong 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck the center of Chile on Wednesday, local seismologists said, triggering a tsunami alert, sparking panic and shaking buildings. AFP PHOTO /VLADIMIR RODAS (Photo credit should read VLADIMIR RODAS/AFP/Getty Images)
8.3-magnitude earthquake strikes off coast of Chile
malaysia mount kinabalu stranded hickers nr_00001214.jpg
Eight hikers remain missing from Malaysia's Mt. Kinabalu
earthquake nepal kathmandu ruins orig_00002929.jpg
Nepal: A nation in ruins after earthquake
Japan Earthquakes Timeline_00012601.jpg
Japan sees 3 major Earthquakes in only 24 hours
A road damaged by the 7.0 magnitude earthquake is seen on April 16, 2016 in Mashiki, Kumamoto, Japan.
Major earthquake strikes southern Japan
orig 5 most powerful earthquakes on record npr_00002704.jpg
5 most powerful recorded earthquakes
earthquake early warning system orig mg_00002310.jpg
Why aren't earthquake warnings better?
earthquake survivors tiawan evalyn chen vo_00001730.jpg
Buildings collapse in earthquake
alaska earthquake video home _00001407.jpg
7.1-magnitude earthquake shakes Alaska
earthquake america risk doubles orig nws_00000206.jpg
America's earthquake risk doubles
maevewest leading after disaster origwx GR_00032327.jpg
Leading Los Angeles after 'The Big One'
Security personel walk past a collapsed building following a 6.7 magnitude earthquake, in Imphal on December 4, 2015. At least eight people were killed and scores injured January 4, when a strong 6.7 magnitude earthquake struck northeast India, sending panicked residents fleeing into the streets even hundreds of kilometres away in Bangladesh. AFP PHOTO/ BIJU BORO / AFP / BIJU BORO (Photo credit should read BIJU BORO/AFP/Getty Images)
Deadly earthquake shakes part of northeastern India
pkg simon orig earthquake swarm_00010830.jpg
Earthquake swarms sign of the big one?
Story highlights

    People are going to shelters because they fear aftershocks
    25,000 Japanese troops are sent to help in rescue efforts
    At least 32 are dead; bad weather hampers rescue efforts

Tokyo, Japan (CNN)Heavy rains were expected through Sunday after Japan's Kyushu region was struck by twin earthquakes, hampering the search for survivors and forcing nervous residents into crowded evacuation centers.
At least 32 people have died in the latest Kyushu earthquake, according to Kumamoto Prefecture's disaster management office. The magnitude-7.0 quake hit early Saturday.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe described the search for survivors amid piles of rubble as a "race against the clock," noting that bad weather had conspired with the devastating quake, its aftershocks and the threat of landslides to make a dire situation worse.
In a Sunday morning press briefing, Abe said he received an offer of help from the U.S. military but it was not urgently needed yet. Japan has deployed 25,000 self-defense forces to the rescue effort, Suga said.
At least 23 people are buried inside buildings, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said.
"We're racing against the clock," Abe said. "(We) will provide more personnel if necessary."
Japan quakes by the numbers

Deaths linked to Thursday's quake: 9

Deaths linked to Saturday's: 32

Total deaths: 41

Total injured: 968

Evacuated: More than 91,700

Homes destroyed: 90

Homes damaged: 775

Timeline:

Thursday at 9:26 p.m.: 6.2-quake about 4.3 miles from the city of Ueki

Friday at 12:03 a.m.: 6.0-quake hits about 3.7 miles east of Uto.

Saturday at 1:25 a.m.: 7.0-quake hits about 0.6 miles from Kumamoto-shi.

Sources: Kumamoto Prefecture's disaster management office; USGS.
Residents were already on edge after a 6.2. quake rattled the area two days earlier, killing nine people. The combined death toll has reached 41. The two earthquakes left 968 people injured, according to the disaster management office.
"This is the worst thing that could happen to us," said Shigeru Morita, an official in the town of Mashiki, Kumamoto Prefecture.
The latest and most powerful earthquake struck near the city of Kumamoto, toppling buildings and bridges, shredding sections of landmarks into piles of debris, and sending frightened residents fleeing from their homes and into the night.
Thursday's earthquake hit near Ueki city, just 15 kilometers (9.3 miles) away.
"The first earthquake was very big," said Osamu Yoshizumi, the senior chief of international affairs in Kumamoto. "We thought it was the big one."
That initial earthquake was a "foreshock" to the latest one, according to USGS.
CNN Map
Kumamoto
© Mapbox © OpenStreetMap Improve this map
A bigger tremor would come overnight Friday.
"When the second earthquake came everything shook and I thought I might die," said Taiki Hishida, 38, who evacuated with his wife and two young children to a crowded shelter in Mashiki.
Samuel Borer, a U.S. citizen living in Kumamoto, said the latest quake struck at about 1:30 in the morning.
"It was just pitch black in the middle of the night and everything just started to go wild," he said.
Noel Vincent went through both earthquakes.
"This extremely intense shaking began," he told CNN International. "And whereas the first earthquake was more of an up-and-down type of shaking, this was a side-to-side shaking. I can't comment on what that is seismologically but I can tell you it was very intense and I feared for my life."
Television images and photos showed empty shelves at supermarkets and stores, leaving many evacuees to line up for food and water at shelters.
"There wasn't actually enough food for everyone, which was the only problem," said Borer, speaking at an elementary school being used as a shelter. "Most of the food went to the elderly and children first."
Kumamoto Prefecture continues to experience aftershocks, with about 165 so far.
"I feel every aftershock," said Yoshizumi, who was working from the city hall building in Kumamoto. "It's swaying here every hour."
Rescue efforts
A woman cleans up in front of her collapsed house in Mashiki on April 15.
24 photos: Earthquakes strike Japan
A woman cleans up in front of her collapsed house in Mashiki on April 15.
Hide Caption
13 of 24
A house in Mashiki teeters after the quake.
24 photos: Earthquakes strike Japan
A house in Mashiki teeters after the quake.
Hide Caption
14 of 24
A man takes a picture of a damaged stone wall at Kumamoto Castle, in the city of Kumamoto, on April 15.
24 photos: Earthquakes strike Japan
A man takes a picture of a damaged stone wall at Kumamoto Castle, in the city of Kumamoto, on April 15.
Hide Caption
15 of 24
A resident passes by a collapsed house in Mashiki on April 15.
24 photos: Earthquakes strike Japan
A resident passes by a collapsed house in Mashiki on April 15.
Hide Caption
16 of 24
Smoke rises from burned houses in Mashiki on April 15.
24 photos: Earthquakes strike Japan
Smoke rises from burned houses in Mashiki on April 15.
Hide Caption
17 of 24
A woman rides a scooter in front of a collapsed house in Mashiki on April 15.
24 photos: Earthquakes strike Japan
A woman rides a scooter in front of a collapsed house in Mashiki on April 15.
Hide Caption
18 of 24
An aerial view shows damage at Kumamoto Castle on April 15.
24 photos: Earthquakes strike Japan
An aerial view shows damage at Kumamoto Castle on April 15.
Hide Caption
19 of 24
The earthquake left Kyushu Highway heavily damaged in Mashiki.
24 photos: Earthquakes strike Japan
The earthquake left Kyushu Highway heavily damaged in Mashiki.
Hide Caption
20 of 24
Kumamoto Castle is a major tourism destination and one of Japan&#39;s important cultural properties.
24 photos: Earthquakes strike Japan
Kumamoto Castle is a major tourism destination and one of Japan's important cultural properties.
Hide Caption
21 of 24
A resident passes by a toppled vending machine in Kumamoto on April 15.
24 photos: Earthquakes strike Japan
A resident passes by a toppled vending machine in Kumamoto on April 15.
Hide Caption
22 of 24
A man stands in front of his collapsed house in Mashiki on April 15.
24 photos: Earthquakes strike Japan
A man stands in front of his collapsed house in Mashiki on April 15.
Hide Caption
23 of 24
A rescue worker carries an 8-month-old girl after she was pulled from rubble in Mashiki on April 15.
24 photos: Earthquakes strike Japan
A rescue worker carries an 8-month-old girl after she was pulled from rubble in Mashiki on April 15.
Hide Caption
24 of 24
Police officers conduct a search operation around damaged houses in Minamiaso, Japan, on Saturday, April 16. A magnitude-7.0 earthqake struck early Saturday on Kyushu Island, the same region hit by a &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/14/asia/japan-earthquake/ (http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/14/asia/japan-earthquake/)&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;6.2 earthquake&lt;/a&gt; two days earlier.
24 photos: Earthquakes strike Japan
Police officers conduct a search operation around damaged houses in Minamiaso, Japan, on Saturday, April 16. A magnitude-7.0 earthqake struck early Saturday on Kyushu Island, the same region hit by a 6.2 earthquake two days earlier.
Hide Caption
1 of 24
A rescue team removes a man from his damaged house house on April 16 in Kumamoto.
24 photos: Earthquakes strike Japan
A rescue team removes a man from his damaged house house on April 16 in Kumamoto.
Hide Caption
2 of 24
Damaged houses are seen after an earthquake in Mashiki. &quot;This is worst thing that could happen to us,&quot; said Shigeru Morita, an official in the town.
24 photos: Earthquakes strike Japan
Damaged houses are seen after an earthquake in Mashiki. "This is worst thing that could happen to us," said Shigeru Morita, an official in the town.
Hide Caption
3 of 24
Evacuees wait for food at an entrance of the Kumamoto City Hall on April 16.
24 photos: Earthquakes strike Japan
Evacuees wait for food at an entrance of the Kumamoto City Hall on April 16.
Hide Caption
4 of 24
An earthquake caused a landslide in Minamiaso in Kumamoto Prefecture.
24 photos: Earthquakes strike Japan
An earthquake caused a landslide in Minamiaso in Kumamoto Prefecture.
Hide Caption
5 of 24
Residents look for an access to their homes on a road blocked by a collapsed house in Mashiki on April 16.
24 photos: Earthquakes strike Japan
Residents look for an access to their homes on a road blocked by a collapsed house in Mashiki on April 16.
Hide Caption
6 of 24
The tremors appear to have caused extensive damage, overturning cars, splitting roads and triggering a landslide, as shown by CNN affiliate TV Asahi footage.
24 photos: Earthquakes strike Japan
The tremors appear to have caused extensive damage, overturning cars, splitting roads and triggering a landslide, as shown by CNN affiliate TV Asahi footage.
Hide Caption
7 of 24
Rescue workers take care of a woman suffering from shock at the evacuation center at the Mashiki Town Gymnasium on Saturday, April 16, in Kumamoto, Japan.
24 photos: Earthquakes strike Japan
Rescue workers take care of a woman suffering from shock at the evacuation center at the Mashiki Town Gymnasium on Saturday, April 16, in Kumamoto, Japan.
Hide Caption
8 of 24
A severely damaged building in Kumamoto leans to one side on April 16 after the earthquake.
24 photos: Earthquakes strike Japan
A severely damaged building in Kumamoto leans to one side on April 16 after the earthquake.
Hide Caption
9 of 24
Medical staff prepare to evacuate patients from the hospital in Kumamoto City on April 16, over fears it could collapse as a wave of aftershocks hit the area.
24 photos: Earthquakes strike Japan
Medical staff prepare to evacuate patients from the hospital in Kumamoto City on April 16, over fears it could collapse as a wave of aftershocks hit the area.
Hide Caption
10 of 24
A road damaged by the 7.0 magnitude earthquake is seen on April 16 in Mashiki, Kumamoto, Japan.
24 photos: Earthquakes strike Japan
A road damaged by the 7.0 magnitude earthquake is seen on April 16 in Mashiki, Kumamoto, Japan.
Hide Caption
11 of 24
A police rescue team searches a damaged house for earthquake survivors Friday, April 15, in Mashiki, Japan.
24 photos: Earthquakes strike Japan
A police rescue team searches a damaged house for earthquake survivors Friday, April 15, in Mashiki, Japan.
Hide Caption
12 of 24
A woman cleans up in front of her collapsed house in Mashiki on April 15.
24 photos: Earthquakes strike Japan
A woman cleans up in front of her collapsed house in Mashiki on April 15.
Hide Caption
13 of 24
A house in Mashiki teeters after the quake.
24 photos: Earthquakes strike Japan
A house in Mashiki teeters after the quake.
Hide Caption
14 of 24
A man takes a picture of a damaged stone wall at Kumamoto Castle, in the city of Kumamoto, on April 15.
24 photos: Earthquakes strike Japan
A man takes a picture of a damaged stone wall at Kumamoto Castle, in the city of Kumamoto, on April 15.
Hide Caption
15 of 24
A resident passes by a collapsed house in Mashiki on April 15.
24 photos: Earthquakes strike Japan
A resident passes by a collapsed house in Mashiki on April 15.
Hide Caption
16 of 24
Smoke rises from burned houses in Mashiki on April 15.
24 photos: Earthquakes strike Japan
Smoke rises from burned houses in Mashiki on April 15.
Hide Caption
17 of 24
A woman rides a scooter in front of a collapsed house in Mashiki on April 15.
24 photos: Earthquakes strike Japan
A woman rides a scooter in front of a collapsed house in Mashiki on April 15.
Hide Caption
18 of 24
An aerial view shows damage at Kumamoto Castle on April 15.
24 photos: Earthquakes strike Japan
An aerial view shows damage at Kumamoto Castle on April 15.
Hide Caption
19 of 24
The earthquake left Kyushu Highway heavily damaged in Mashiki.
24 photos: Earthquakes strike Japan
The earthquake left Kyushu Highway heavily damaged in Mashiki.
Hide Caption
20 of 24
Kumamoto Castle is a major tourism destination and one of Japan&#39;s important cultural properties.
24 photos: Earthquakes strike Japan
Kumamoto Castle is a major tourism destination and one of Japan's important cultural properties.
Hide Caption
21 of 24
A resident passes by a toppled vending machine in Kumamoto on April 15.
24 photos: Earthquakes strike Japan
A resident passes by a toppled vending machine in Kumamoto on April 15.
Hide Caption
22 of 24
A man stands in front of his collapsed house in Mashiki on April 15.
24 photos: Earthquakes strike Japan
A man stands in front of his collapsed house in Mashiki on April 15.
Hide Caption
23 of 24
A rescue worker carries an 8-month-old girl after she was pulled from rubble in Mashiki on April 15.
24 photos: Earthquakes strike Japan
A rescue worker carries an 8-month-old girl after she was pulled from rubble in Mashiki on April 15.
Hide Caption
24 of 24
Police officers conduct a search operation around damaged houses in Minamiaso, Japan, on Saturday, April 16. A magnitude-7.0 earthqake struck early Saturday on Kyushu Island, the same region hit by a &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/14/asia/japan-earthquake/ (http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/14/asia/japan-earthquake/)&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;6.2 earthquake&lt;/a&gt; two days earlier.
24 photos: Earthquakes strike Japan
Police officers conduct a search operation around damaged houses in Minamiaso, Japan, on Saturday, April 16. A magnitude-7.0 earthqake struck early Saturday on Kyushu Island, the same region hit by a 6.2 earthquake two days earlier.
Hide Caption
1 of 24
A rescue team removes a man from his damaged house house on April 16 in Kumamoto.
24 photos: Earthquakes strike Japan
A rescue team removes a man from his damaged house house on April 16 in Kumamoto.
Hide Caption
2 of 24
Damaged houses are seen after an earthquake in Mashiki. &quot;This is worst thing that could happen to us,&quot; said Shigeru Morita, an official in the town.
24 photos: Earthquakes strike Japan
Damaged houses are seen after an earthquake in Mashiki. "This is worst thing that could happen to us," said Shigeru Morita, an official in the town.
Hide Caption
3 of 24
Evacuees wait for food at an entrance of the Kumamoto City Hall on April 16.
24 photos: Earthquakes strike Japan
Evacuees wait for food at an entrance of the Kumamoto City Hall on April 16.
Hide Caption
4 of 24
An earthquake caused a landslide in Minamiaso in Kumamoto Prefecture.
24 photos: Earthquakes strike Japan
An earthquake caused a landslide in Minamiaso in Kumamoto Prefecture.
Hide Caption
5 of 24
Residents look for an access to their homes on a road blocked by a collapsed house in Mashiki on April 16.
24 photos: Earthquakes strike Japan
Residents look for an access to their homes on a road blocked by a collapsed house in Mashiki on April 16.
Hide Caption
6 of 24
The tremors appear to have caused extensive damage, overturning cars, splitting roads and triggering a landslide, as shown by CNN affiliate TV Asahi footage.
24 photos: Earthquakes strike Japan
The tremors appear to have caused extensive damage, overturning cars, splitting roads and triggering a landslide, as shown by CNN affiliate TV Asahi footage.
Hide Caption
7 of 24
Rescue workers take care of a woman suffering from shock at the evacuation center at the Mashiki Town Gymnasium on Saturday, April 16, in Kumamoto, Japan.
24 photos: Earthquakes strike Japan
Rescue workers take care of a woman suffering from shock at the evacuation center at the Mashiki Town Gymnasium on Saturday, April 16, in Kumamoto, Japan.
Hide Caption
8 of 24
A severely damaged building in Kumamoto leans to one side on April 16 after the earthquake.
24 photos: Earthquakes strike Japan
A severely damaged building in Kumamoto leans to one side on April 16 after the earthquake.
Hide Caption
9 of 24
Medical staff prepare to evacuate patients from the hospital in Kumamoto City on April 16, over fears it could collapse as a wave of aftershocks hit the area.
24 photos: Earthquakes strike Japan
Medical staff prepare to evacuate patients from the hospital in Kumamoto City on April 16, over fears it could collapse as a wave of aftershocks hit the area.
Hide Caption
10 of 24
A road damaged by the 7.0 magnitude earthquake is seen on April 16 in Mashiki, Kumamoto, Japan.
24 photos: Earthquakes strike Japan
A road damaged by the 7.0 magnitude earthquake is seen on April 16 in Mashiki, Kumamoto, Japan.
Hide Caption
11 of 24
A police rescue team searches a damaged house for earthquake survivors Friday, April 15, in Mashiki, Japan.
24 photos: Earthquakes strike Japan
A police rescue team searches a damaged house for earthquake survivors Friday, April 15, in Mashiki, Japan.
Hide Caption
12 of 24
03 japan earthquake 0416
01 japan earthquake 0416
04.japan earth quake 0416
05.japan earth quake 0416
06.japan earth quake 0416
07.japan earth quake 0416
08.japan earth quake 0416
03 japan earthquake 0416
08 japan earthquake 0416
06 japan earthquake 0416
04 japan earthquake 0416
11 Japan Earthquake 0415
01 Japan Earthquake 0415
02 Japan Earthquake 0415
03 Japan Earthquake 0415
04 Japan Earthquake 0415
GettyImages-521240608Japan quake
10 Japan Earthquake 0415
05 Japan Earthquake 0415
06 Japan Earthquake 0415
GettyImages-521253376 (1)Japan quake
07 Japan Earthquake 0415
08 Japan Earthquake 0415
09 Japan Earthquake 0415
CNN International's Matt Rivers, reporting from an evacuation shelter, said the aftershocks are creating great anxiety among rescuers and residents.
"You're seeing people assigned here from one of two sorts of tracks," he said. "On the one hand, people who had their homes destroyed so they have nowhere to go. (But) the reality is that most people inside this evacuation shelter here are afraid to go home. They're not sure that maybe there might be another aftershock."
The aftershocks also could hamper rescue efforts as emergency workers attempt to pull out people trapped in the rubble. TV Asahi showed crews crawling over a collapsed roof in an attempt to find an elderly couple. An 80-year-old man was rescued from the rubble, according to CNN affiliate TV Asahi.
Japan sees 3 major Earthquakes in only 24 hours

Japan sees 3 major Earthquakes in only 24 hours 01:53
The tremors appear to have caused extensive damage, overturning cars, splitting roads and triggering a landslide as shown by TV Asahi footage. Television images showed flattened houses, shards of broken glass and debris piled onto the streets and people huddled outside. Nearly 92,000 people have evacuated, according to the prefecture's disaster management office.

    Even in the face of disaster and devastation the Japanese still respect their traditions. Here people remove their shoes before entering the refugee centre. The streets around #Kumamoto are filled with warped and broken roads, collapsed buildings and houses that will never be live able again. @cnnscenes @cnn #Japan #japanearthquake #JapanEQ

    A photo posted by Paul Devitt (@devocnn) on Apr 16, 2016 at 4:50am PDT

The Kumamoto government has opened more than 100 evacuation centers for residents and has started handing out food, water and blankets, Yoshizumi said.
Kumamoto Castle, a famous site in Japan built in the early 17th century, is badly damaged, he said.
Vincent told CNN he had an annual pass and would visit the castle each month. He described extensive damage to a retaining wall and a turret at the castle.
"I was just devastated to see the damage," he said. "It's just all surreal. I can't really quite process it. ... It's such a shame to see ... a treasure like that, a national treasure like that fall to pieces."
Hundreds treated
Japan: Kumamoto rocked by consecutive earthquakes

Japan: Kumamoto rocked by consecutive earthquakes 04:50
The Red Cross treated more than 1,000 people in the Kumamoto area Friday, but the organization said it anticipates the number will increase following Saturday's earthquake.
The most serious injuries were to people cut by glass or in collapsed houses, said Nobuaki Sato, director of the International Relief Division at the Japanese Red Cross.
"We don't know what is happening in the whole disaster area because it is a remote mountain area and some big bridges were down and many landslides were found, so we were working around the clock and are making assessments," Sato said. "But so far the road access is not easy to the remote areas."
Japan's Fire and Disaster Management Agency said 7,262 people have sought shelter since Friday in the Kumamoto Prefecture.
Abe called off a planned visit to Kumamoto on Saturday. His office told CNN the prime minister would instead spearhead efforts from Tokyo. The country's air force planned to send six planes and nine ships to Kumamoto to deliver food, blankets and all emergency necessities.
Japan received offers of support from other nations.
Japan's 'Ring of Fire'
Remembering Japan&#39;s 2011 earthquake disaster

Remembering Japan's 2011 earthquake disaster 01:30
The shallow depth of the latest quake and the dense population of where it struck could prove to be devastating, according to experts.
"No question, this is a large and very important earthquake," said Doug Given, a geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey, "and it will do a lot of damage."
The four islands of Japan are on the edge of what's traditionally been known as the 'Ring of Fire'" -- a stretch along parts of the Pacific Ocean prone to volcano activity and earthquakes.
Victor Sardina, a geophysicist in Honolulu, Hawaii, told CNN the latest quake was about 30 times more powerful than the first one near Ueki. He predicted "severe, serious implications in terms of damage and human losses."
Japanese media reported a small-scale eruption of Mt. Aso on Saturday morning. It was unclear whether it was related to the earthquake, according to the Japan's meteorological agency.

    I keep missing the videos on the #earthquake Oh there it is.. #kumamoto #kumamotoearthquake 6.1 magnitude

    A video posted by ! 田村 Nic X (@itsnixin) on Apr 14, 2016 at 6:23am PDT

CNN's Junko Ogura and Yoko Wakatsuki reported from Tokyo, CNN's Madison Park reported from Hong Kong and CNN's Ray Sanchez reported from New York. CNN's Kevin Wang and Elaine Ly contributed to this report.
Title: Ecuador Earthquake: State of Emergency Declared After at Least 238 Killed
Post by: RE on April 17, 2016, 12:48:10 PM
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/ecuador-earthquake-state-emergency-declared-after-least-233-killed-n557181 (http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/ecuador-earthquake-state-emergency-declared-after-least-233-killed-n557181)

Ecuador Earthquake: State of Emergency Declared After at Least 238 Killed


by Phil Helsel, Matthew Grimson, Elisha Fieldstadt, The Associated Press and Reuters
[Powerful Earthquake Rattles Ecuador]
Powerful Earthquake Rattles Ecuador 1:00

The death toll from a powerful earthquake that shook Ecuador's northwestern coast soared to 238 Sunday and hundreds more were wounded, the nation's president said.

Ecuador was in a state of emergency Sunday after the magnitude-7.8 earthquake flattened buildings and ravaged towns Saturday just before 7 p.m. local time (8 p.m. ET).

"Thank you to the whole world for solidarity," President Rafael Correa said on Twitter.

"Our infinite love to the families of the dead," Correa said on Twitter, while cutting short a trip to Italy to return home.

"The immediate priority is to rescue people in the rubble," he later said. "Everything can be rebuilt, but lives cannot be recovered, and that's what hurts the most."

More than 1,550 people were injured in the quake, according to a statement from the government. At least 370 buildings were destroyed and another 151 buildings and 26 schools were affected by the quake, the statement said.
[See Toddler Rescued After Ecuador Earthquake]
See Toddler Rescued After Ecuador Earthquake 0:36

Authorities said landslides were making it difficult for emergency workers to reach the towns hardest hit by the earthquake.

"We're trying to do the most we can, but there's almost nothing we can do," said Gabriel Alcivar, mayor of Pedernales, a town of 40,000 near the quake's epicenter, according to The Associated Press.

Alcivar pleaded for authorities to send earth-moving machines and emergency rescue workers as dozens of buildings in the town were flattened, trapping residents among the rubble. He said looting had broken out amid the chaos but authorities were too busy trying to save lives to re-establish order.

"This wasn't just a house that collapsed, it was an entire town," he said.

The country's Geophysics Institute in a bulletin described "considerable damage" in the area of the epicenter and in Guayaquil.

Video posted online showed damage to a shopping mall in Portoviejo and people crowded in the street outside as alarms rang. A hotel in Manta partially collapsed and was left barely standing, and buildings were shaken to the ground in Guayaquil.

"I was in my house watching a movie and everything started to shake. I ran out into the street and now I don't know what's going to happen," Lorena Cazares, 36, a telecommunications worker in Quito, told Reuters.

NOAA's Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said tsunami waves up to 3 feet above tide level were possible for some coastal areas of Ecuador, but later said the threat had largely passed. Ecuadorians who were told to evacuate coastal areas for fear of a tsunami were later told to return home.

A smaller 4.5 magnitude quake was recorded along the coast south of Muisne about a half-hour before the magnitude-7.8 quake struck, the USGS said. At least 135 aftershocks have followed, one as strong as a magnitude-6, and authorities urged residents to brace for even stronger ones in the coming hours and days.

Video posted online showed damage to a shopping mall in Portoviejo and people crowded in the street outside as alarms rang. A hotel in Manta partially collapsed and was left barely standing, and buildings were shaken to the ground in Guayaquil.

"I was in my house watching a movie and everything started to shake. I ran out into the street and now I don't know what's going to happen," Lorena Cazares, 36, a telecommunications worker in Quito, told Reuters.
[Car Pulled from Under Bridge After Earthquake]
Car Pulled from Under Bridge After Earthquake 0:36

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry offered condolences and said the U.S. was ready to assist Ecuador.

The U.S. State Department said there were no reports of U.S. citizens killed in the quake, while Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said two Canadians were killed.

The earthquake in Ecuador comes just days after the first of a pair of powerful and deadly quakes shook southwestern Japan. At least 41 people were killed in a magnitude-6.5 earthquake Thursday and a magnitude-7.0 earthquake Saturday, national broadcaster NHK reported.

David Rothery, a professor of planetary geosciences at The Open University, northeast of London, says the total energy released by the magnitude-7.8 quake Saturday in Ecuador was "probably about 20 times greater" than the magnitude-7.0 quake in Japan on Saturday.
Title: Re: 7.8-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Near Ecuador's Coast, 28 Dead
Post by: JRM on April 17, 2016, 04:18:41 PM
Nibiru is closing in.

It is the fish sticks.  The grey aliens want more of 'em, so we're going to have to open up our freezers and let 'em eat our frozen fish sticks! Then they will stop shaking things up, y'see.

Maybe it's one of those MYSTERIOUS, undefinable aspects of 3D space that just "IS"?  :icon_scratch:

RE

Um. Do you seriously think that those who reject the reification of abstract concepts are on an identical intellectual plane with those who imagine the near term end of the Universe on the basis of a distant and imaginary Niburu collision?  Why not add on belief in Santa Claus and his flying reindeer carpet bombing the world with exploding Easter eggs? ... and call it a day.
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: JRM on April 17, 2016, 04:26:12 PM
RE -

You're not buying into Ozozozozo's BS, are you?
Title: Re: 7.8-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Near Ecuador's Coast, 28 Dead
Post by: RE on April 17, 2016, 04:35:21 PM
Nibiru is closing in.

It is the fish sticks.  The grey aliens want more of 'em, so we're going to have to open up our freezers and let 'em eat our frozen fish sticks! Then they will stop shaking things up, y'see.

Maybe it's one of those MYSTERIOUS, undefinable aspects of 3D space that just "IS"?  :icon_scratch:

RE

Um. Do you seriously think that those who reject the reification of abstract concepts are on an identical intellectual plane with those who imagine the near term end of the Universe on the basis of a distant and imaginary Niburu collision?  Why not add on belief in Santa Claus and his flying reindeer carpet bombing the world with exploding Easter eggs? ... and call it a day.

The intellectual planes are not co-planar, no.   So not identical. They do seem to intersect though in 3D Space.  ;D

(http://etc.usf.edu/clipart/42100/42108/planelines_42108_lg.gif)

There aren't a lot of vids on the web about Santa Claus carpet bombing with exploding Easter Eggs, so I am neutral on this question.

RE
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: RE on April 17, 2016, 04:41:13 PM
RE -

You're not buying into Ozozozozo's BS, are you?

With the exception of AG, AZ puts up more material each week on the Diner to support his position than anyone else.  I am neutral on how much is valid and how much is speculation.

RE
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: JRM on April 17, 2016, 04:58:16 PM
Oh, please!

"Nibiru is eating my grandmother!" is nothing more than group psychosis on the internet.  There is zero evidence for a Nibiru.  And every single case of "evidence" for a Nibiru amounts to someone pointing a video camera at the midnight moon and saying "See, see! I told you so!" How many poor suckers have been sucked into this bullshit?  Surely planet Nibiru is the best example of what's wrong with using the internet for "news" and "information".
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: azozeo on April 17, 2016, 05:08:06 PM
Oh, please!

"Nibiru is eating my grandmother!" is nothing more than group psychosis on the internet.  There is zero evidence for a Nibiru.  And every single case of "evidence" for a Nibiru amounts to someone pointing a video camera at the midnight moon and saying "See, see! I told you so!" How many poor suckers have been sucked into this bullshit?  Surely planet Nibiru is the best example of what's wrong with using the internet for "news" and "information".


JeRM,
There are nearly TEN THOUSAND VIEWS on one subject at the Geo/Cosmo table.
Your school-boy antics will never ever garner that much attention.

 :icon_sunny:    :icon_sunny:          :evil4:                            :icon_sunny:  :icon_sunny:
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: RE on April 17, 2016, 06:33:35 PM
Oh, please!

"Nibiru is eating my grandmother!" is nothing more than group psychosis on the internet.  There is zero evidence for a Nibiru.  And every single case of "evidence" for a Nibiru amounts to someone pointing a video camera at the midnight moon and saying "See, see! I told you so!" How many poor suckers have been sucked into this bullshit?  Surely planet Nibiru is the best example of what's wrong with using the internet for "news" and "information".


JeRM,
There are nearly TEN THOUSAND VIEWS on one subject at the Geo/Cosmo table.
Your school-boy antics will never ever garner that much attention.

 :icon_sunny:    :icon_sunny:          :evil4:                            :icon_sunny:  :icon_sunny:

A Caution on the View Numbers and Page Hits.  Most of them are Bots.  My general rule of thumb for the Forum is real human eyeballs is about 20%.

RE
Title: Ecuador quake toll rises to 350; rebuilding to cost billions
Post by: RE on April 18, 2016, 12:09:24 PM
Where are they going to get the $Billions$ to do this rebuild?  They were broke before the Earthquake.

RE

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-ecuador-quake-idUSKCN0XE009 (http://www.reuters.com/article/us-ecuador-quake-idUSKCN0XE009)

Technology | Mon Apr 18, 2016 2:23pm EDT
Related: World, Environment, Natural Disasters
Ecuador quake toll rises to 350; rebuilding to cost billions
PORTOVIEJO/PEDERNALES, Ecuador | By Ana Isabel Martinez and Julia Symmes Cobb

(http://thumbnails.cbc.ca/maven_legacy/thumbnails/83/327/ecuador-earthquake-expert-invu-rothery-041716.jpg)

Ecuador's earthquake death toll rose to 350 on Monday as rescuers hunted for survivors, victims clamored for aid and looting broke out in the Andean nation's shattered coastal region.

More than 2,000 were also injured in Saturday's 7.8 magnitude quake, which ripped apart buildings and roads and knocked out power along the Pacific coastline.

President Rafael Correa, giving the new tally of fatalities from the town of Portoviejo inside the disaster zone, told Reuters the number of dead had increased to 350 but said he feared the number would rise further.

"Reconstruction will cost billions of dollars," said Correa, as survivors begged him for water.

The normally upbeat socialist president looked deeply moved as he chatted with victims during a tour of the destroyed town in the South American OPEC nation, which was already suffering from the global slump in crude oil prices.

It has been decades since such a strong quake struck Ecuador. In 1979, at least 600 people died and 20,000 were injured in a magnitude 7.7 quake, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

In other parts of Portoviejo, people stole clothes and shoes from wrecked buildings as police tried to control crowds. Armed men robbed two trucks carrying water, clothes and other basics to quake-hit beach locality Pedernales from the city of Guayaquil, authorities said, as fears of looting spread.

To the north in Pedernales, survivors curled up on mattresses or plastic chairs next to flattened homes. Overnight, soldiers and police had patrolled the hot, dark streets while pockets of rescue workers kept searching for survivors.

Earlier, firefighters entered a partially destroyed house to look for three children and a man apparently trapped inside, as a crowd gathered in the darkness to watch.

"My little cousins are inside. Before, there were noises, screams. We must find them," pleaded Isaac, 18, as the firemen combed the debris.

Tents sprang up in the intact stadium to store bodies, treat the injured, and distribute water, food and blankets. Survivors with bruised limbs and bandaged cuts wandered around while the more seriously injured were evacuated to hospitals.
Title: "It's Like A Godzilla Movie" - Stunning Drone Footage Of Japanese Quake Destruct
Post by: RE on April 18, 2016, 12:27:40 PM
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-04-18/its-godzilla-movie-stunning-drone-footage-japanese-quake-destruction (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-04-18/its-godzilla-movie-stunning-drone-footage-japanese-quake-destruction)

"It's Like A Godzilla Movie" - Stunning Drone Footage Of Japanese Quake Destruction

Submitted by Tyler Durden on 04/18/2016 14:21 -0400
 

The following shocking drone footage of the aftermath of Japan's earthquake cluster this weekend (from Thursday through Monday, more than 500 quakes shook the region) shows the scale of the damage wrought. As one comment noted, "it looks like a Godzilla movie," but sadly this is very real as Satoshi Matsumoto, associate professor at the seismology institute of Kyushu University, warned the ground underneath the island cracked unusually easily, which could allow one quake to cause others in a cascade, spreading them through a wider-than-usual area.

Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: azozeo on April 19, 2016, 06:58:59 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/qK--GFdnFC4&fs=1
Title: Earthquake data
Post by: Palloy on April 20, 2016, 07:13:07 AM
Start by going to:
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/ (http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/) and click on the cog icon on the black toolbar to choose your own fine-tunings.  Then use the magnifying glass to zoom in on your area of interest.

One thing this does show is that unless the TV has some good video of it, it didn't happen at all.  We all know about this week's quakes in Japan and Ecuador, but what about Myanmar and Vanuatu? - nothing.
Title: Re: Earthquake data
Post by: JRM on April 20, 2016, 07:38:32 AM
Palloy,

By your assessment of the available data, has there been a dramatic spike in global seismic activity recently which is not best explained as normal variability? 
Title: Re: Earthquake data
Post by: RE on April 20, 2016, 01:41:19 PM
I am merging this thread with the earthquake official thread in Geological & Cosmological events.

RE
Title: Re: Earthquake data
Post by: azozeo on April 20, 2016, 06:48:26 PM
I am merging this thread with the earthquake official thread in Geological & Cosmological events.

RE

Good choice.
The bubblin' pot o' chili is coming to life beneath us.
Title: Why Nepal Is Still in Rubble a Year After a Devastating Quake
Post by: RE on April 24, 2016, 09:06:44 PM
They'll likely be waiting a lot longer to see Nepal rebuilt.

Lots more pics and vids at the link.

RE

http://time.com/4305225/nepal-earthquake-anniversary-disaster/?xid=IFT-Section (http://time.com/4305225/nepal-earthquake-anniversary-disaster/?xid=IFT-Section)

World Nepal
Why Nepal Is Still in Rubble a Year After a Devastating Quake

    Nikhil Kumar/Sindhupalchok, Nepal @nkreports

(https://timedotcom.files.wordpress.com/2016/04/james-nachtwey-nepal-disaster-earthquake-rebuild-10.jpg?quality=75&strip=color&w=1680)

7:04 PM ET
Villagers rebuilding houses in Barpak, in Gorkha district, Nepal, at the epicenter of the 2015 earthquakes, which were the worst natural disaster to befall Nepal in more than eight decades, April 7, 2016.
James Nachtwey for TIME Villagers rebuilding houses in Barpak, in Gorkha district, Nepal, at the epicenter of the 2015 earthquakes, which were the worst natural disaster to befall Nepal in more than eight decades, April 7, 2016.
Thousands died when a 7.8-magnitude quake hit Nepal on April 25, 2015. But thanks to political dysfunction, reconstruction has been slow

It was a year ago that Ram Giri’s home imploded. The earthquakes that killed nearly 9,000 people in Nepal in April and May 2015 twisted the brick walls of the two-room structure, spilling the exterior into what had been the family’s living space. Here is a brick-filled cavity where there was once a roof, now temporarily covered with corrugated tin sheets, and the small annex that housed the family’s livestock been reduced to a dusty pile of rubble. To keep what’s left stable, Giri spent his savings on wooden trusses to hold up the walls. “It can collapse at any moment,” he says, gazing over his village in the country’s Sindhupalchok district, still strewn with debris from the 7.8- and 7.3–magnitude quakes. All around him, desperate villagers remain stuck in shaky tarpaulin tents and small tin sheds that seem barely strong enough to withstand the monsoon rainstorms due this summer, let alone another temblor in this earthquake-prone nation. Yet nearly a year after the first devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake, which stuck on April 25, 2015, there is no sign of any rebuilding.

The picture is the same across swathes of Sindhupalchok — the hardest-hit of Nepal’s 75 districts — and beyond. The quakes and a succession of powerful aftershocks destroyed more than 90% of Sindhupalchok’s homes. Across Nepal, nearly 650,000 families were displaced, forced to abandon their homes and communities for tented relief camps. Up north, furious landslides left remote alpine villages like Barpak, which sat at the epicenter of the April quake, all but cut off from the rest of Nepal, accessible only by helicopter. Countrywide more than 600,000 homes were damaged beyond repair, as pent-up energy from the collision of two subterranean slabs of rock known as the Indian and Eurasian plates rippled out across one of the world’s poorest countries. The quake was so powerful it actually moved Mount Everest by more than an inch. It was the worst natural disaster to befall Nepal in more than eight decades.
James Nachtwey's Dispatches from Nepal

(https://timedotcom.files.wordpress.com/2015/05/james-nachtwey-nepal-1.jpg?quality=75&strip=color&w=838)

Bodies are prepared for cremation during a Hindu ritual at the Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu on April 28, 2015, three days after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake devastated Nepal, killing at least 7,000 people and causing untold damage.
During funeral rites in Kathmandu on April 28, 2015, women mourn for loved ones killed in the earthquake.
A man performs a Hindu cremation ritual at the Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, April 28, 2015.
A man sorts through the wreckage of destroyed homes in the ancient city of Bhaktapur, near Kathmandu, April 28, 2015.
James Nachtwey for TIME
1 of 13

All told, the economic impact was estimated at around $7 billion. The good news was that international donors stepped up to aid Nepal, where there the per capita income before the catastrophic disasters was already lower than in poverty-stricken African nations such as Burkina Faso and Sierra Leone. At a June conference in Kathmandu, they promised $4.1 billion to help the country get back on its feet. “The response and the level of commitment was higher than anybody had predicted,” says Renaud Meyer, the country director in Nepal for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

But the money earmarked for rebuilding homes has yet to reach victims such as Giri, many of whom have only received around $150 in compensation since the earthquake. With reconstruction work at a virtual standstill and scores stuck in tents, numerous earthquake victims were reported to have perished during the country’s freezing Himalayan winter. “Everything was a on good track [until the donor’s conference]. And then it went wrong,” says Meyer, as the rebuilding initiative was overtaken by a protracted battle over a new Constitution that had been in the works ever since Nepal’s monarchy was abolished in 2008. “This was a moment to focus on rebuilding the country, but the priorities were all wrong,” says C.K. Lal, a prominent Kathmandu-based political commentator. “Instead, we were consumed by a political fight.” For the reconstruction process, the result was paralysis as political dysfunction in Kathmandu turned attention away from the rubble-strewn countryside.

Read More: These 5 Facts Explain the Strange Politics of Natural Disasters

Squeezed into a mountainous crevice between China on the north and India on the south, east and west, Nepal has long been the site of fractious and bloody political battles. The fall of the monarchy was preceded, in 2006, by the end of a violent, decade-long insurgency by Maoist rebels that claimed more than 10,000 lives. A new constituent assembly formally abolished the Kingdom of Nepal in 2008 and set out to write a constitution for the infant Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal. It’s failure led to a second constituent assembly, which was meant to have completed its work by January, 2015. But Nepal’s leaders yet again failed to agree on such basic matters as new state boundaries and the nature of the new electoral system. It was the twin disasters in April and May, 2015, that finally brought the country’s main political forces together—an agreement to fast-track the constitutional process.

The stated aim was to clear the way for the rebuilding process. In fact, the exact opposite happened, as the hurry to approve the new document ended up stoking old political fault lines. A violent confrontation ensued that saw more than 50 people killed in protests beginning in August, as ethnic groups living along the country’s border with India complained that their interests had been sidelined in a new constitution that was officially approved in September. Known as Madhesis and with close language and cultural ties with India, these communities have long felt marginalized by the Nepalese state in favor of the more dominant ethnic groups drawn from areas around the political and economic hub of Kathmandu. “Negotiating the demands of different groups required more time. It couldn’t be done in a few months when the country had been destroyed by a natural disaster,” says Lal.

Read More: No Respite for Shortage-Hit Nepal as Political Efforts Fall Short

For a nation already deeply wounded by the quakes, the unrest couldn’t come at a worse time. The border regions at the heart of the protests form a trade lifeline for landlocked Nepal, with India accounting for more than half of the country’s trade. Even when Nepal is doing well, the coutnry’s larger South Asian neighbor is a critical source of food and fuel. With unrest flaring around key crossings, tankers and trucks carrying badly needed supplies were left stranded on the Indian side. Fuel was rationed and hospitals began to run low on essential medical supplies. NGOs based in Kathmandu suddenly found themselves unable to distribute aid to the earthquake-affected regions. “We had to reduce our footprint significantly,” says Meyer.

Nepal blamed India for imposing an “unofficial blockade” and colluding with the protestors. New Delhi denied the charge, blaming Nepal’s internal divisions. Amid the political bickering—the border was gummed up for 135 days until the constitution was finally amended earlier this year—the rebuilding effort was derailed at the worst possible time. “It is politics, not rebuilding, that has dominated over the past year,” says Prashant Jha, a New Delhi-based Nepalese journalist and author of Battles of The New Republic, a contemporary history of Nepal.

Nepal: A Year Later, Photos by James Nachtwey

(https://timedotcom.files.wordpress.com/2016/04/james-nachtwey-nepal-disaster-earthquake-rebuild-01.jpg?quality=75&strip=color&w=838)
Villagers rebuild houses and pathways in the Himalayan village of Barpak, in Gorkha district, Nepal, at the epicenter of the April and May 2015 earthquakes which killed 9,000 people, April 6, 2016.
Villagers work communally to rebuild houses and a new religious stupa in the village of Barpak, in Gorkha district, Nepal at the epicenter of the 2015 quakes, which destroyed most of the village, April 5, 2016.
Following the 2015 earthquakes in Nepal more than 600,000 homes were destroyed, Damage from the quakes is estimated at around $7 billion. Nearly one year later, villagers rebuild houses and pathways in the village of Barpak at the quake's epicenter, April 5, 2016.
Nearly a year after Nepal's earthquakes of 2015, villagers work at rebuilding with little or no government support, Barpak, Nepal, April 3, 2016.
James Nachtwey for TIME
Villagers rebuild houses and pathways in the Himalayan village of Barpak, in Gorkha district, Nepal, at the epicenter of the April and May 2015 earthquakes which killed 9,000 people, April 6, 2016.
1 of 17

The fallout is clear to see in the troubled record of Nepal’s National Reconstruction Authority (NRA), the state agency charged with leading the rebuilding effort. It was in June last year, around the time of the donors’ conference, that Nepal’s government said it would set up the NRA to manage and spend the $4.1 billion pledged by international donors. The then government led by Prime Minister Sushil Koirala named a chief executive for the new body. But a bill giving the NRA the legal authority to carry out its work was blocked amid wrangling between the government and the opposition over its leadership. It wasn’t until December, following the formation of a new government headed by Prime Minister Khagda Prasad Oli, that the NRA was finally given legal backing. A new chief executive was named, but it took until mid-March for the first rebuilding funds to be distributed to quake-hit victims in a section of the country’s Dholaka district. “It has taken a long time for us to establish the NRA and get the leadership [in place],” says Rajan Bhattarai, a ruling party lawmaker and close aide of Oli. “But now the institution is in place, the system is in place, and this will move forward.”

But much more remains to be done, including hiring staff at the NRA itself. “You go to the office of the NRA and it’s still very much empty. You look at their staffing tables and [positions are] either ‘under recruitment’ or ‘to be filled’,” says Meyer, the UNDP director. “There’s a lot of gaps still in the system.” The Prime Minister acknowledged the challenge on March 29, when he told a meeting with officials from earthquake-affected districts that “the reconstruction work is not going to end even in decades at this pace,” according to the Kathmandu Post newspaper. “We will reach a place where the reconstruction would be futile. Because everything will be gone by the time we finish our work. People will die.”

Even as the reconstruction process drags, confusion reigns about how it will actually work. “It is not clear what kinds of houses people are allowed to rebuild,” says Min Bahadur Shahi, the convener of the Humanitarian Accountability Monitoring Initiative, a collective of local NGOs. “For example, even if I’m a private individual and I have the money to start rebuilding my home, the government doesn’t allow me to reconstruct my house because they say they will announce new building codes. But there is no clear information on these codes.” The result, says Shahi, is that even those victims who can afford to start rebuilding their homes are left in limbo as they wait for clearer information from the NRA.

As tens of thousands of earthquake victims prepare to endure a second monsoon season living in temporary shelters, the country also faces the risk of fresh political turmoil. While the border unrest eased after Nepal’s main political parties amended the constitution in January, the changes do not fully address the Madhesi demands for a more equitable settlement, leaving open the door to further strife, according to analysts at the International Crisis Group. In a new report in early April, they warned that the country risked further violence, as Madhesi groups remain dissatisfied with the constitutional changes. There is also the continued threat of natural disasters, with the country experiencing a series of smaller tremors since last year’s earthquakes, most recently on April 9, when a 4.5 magnitude rupture jolted Nepal.

In Sindhupalchok, the prospect of renewed political turmoil fills Giri with dread. Before the earthquake, he earned close to $200 a month as a van and truck driver for a local businessman. His wife worked part-time at a nearby farm. But the quake put a stop to that—landslides and the movement of earth across Sindhupalchok destroyed water pipes and corked natural springs along the hillside, severely restricting the supply of water for drinking and farming. Giri lost his own job when the border protests blocked the supply of fuel to Nepal. “There was no diesel for months,” he says. “What use is a driver without any diesel?”

Though supplies from the Indian side have resumed, fuel remains scarce. Giri says he is now lucky if he drives more than one or two days a week. He spends the rest of the month hiring himself out as a casual laborer. “It’s mostly removing rubble leftover from last year,” he says. “At the end of the month, we now have $30, maybe $40, for a family of four. Our home has been destroyed. Who knows when the government will rebuild it. They say they will give us money to rebuilt it. When? Next year?”

—With additional reporting by Kai Schultz/Kathmandu
Title: EARTHQUAKE!
Post by: RE on May 14, 2016, 10:57:11 PM
Just had another shaker.  9:52PM Alaska Time.

No info yet up on magnitude or epicenter.  I am estimating in the 6s if it was close.  About a 20 second shaker this time.  Not big enough to knock anything off the shelves this time or break any windows in my location.

Will update when I know more.

RE
Title: Latest Quake Stats
Post by: RE on May 14, 2016, 11:03:00 PM
5.1 92 km NNW of Talkeetna.  That is about 300KM from me, so the 6 estimate wasn't too bad.

RE
Title: Ecuadoreans panic as new quake hits devastated coast
Post by: RE on May 18, 2016, 05:05:35 AM
Nibiru closing in?

RE

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/ecuador-earthquake-hits-pacific-coast-region-slammed-april-quake/ (http://www.cbsnews.com/news/ecuador-earthquake-hits-pacific-coast-region-slammed-april-quake/)

Ecuadoreans panic as new quake hits devastated coast
45 Photos

People light candles during a ceremony to mark the first month of the earthquake that hit the area of Manabi and Esmeraldas, in Quito, Ecuador. A month after the magnitude 7.8 earthquake many Ecuadorians are still struggling.
AP

QUITO, Ecuador -- A powerful 6.7-magnitude earthquake has hit Ecuador near the Pacific coast area where a devastating quake hit a month ago, knocking out power and rattling scared residents in their sleep but otherwise causing only limited damage.

The U.S. Geological Survey said Wednesday that the quake's epicenter was 21 miles from the town of Muisne. It struck shortly before 3 a.m. local time and had a shallow depth of about 18 miles below the earth's surface.

President Rafael Correa, who was meeting with his disaster relief staff, said there was no tsunami alert and called on residents in Quito, where some residents poured into the streets, to return to their homes.

Some previously ravaged homes and buildings suffered more damage but there were no reports of injuries or fatalities. Authorities were working to restore power in affected areas.
Play Video
1,700 missing after Ecuador earthquake

"It was a big shake and all of us were scared but there are no major problems at the moment," said Jorge Zambrano, mayor of Manta, one of the áreas hit hardest by last month's devastating quake.

The much larger magnitude 7.8 earthquake on April 16 was Ecuador's worst natural disaster in decades, killing 661 and leaving more than 28,000 people homeless. It has been followed by hundreds of aftershocks, at least five of them including Wednesday's which measured 6.0 or higher on the Richter scale.

Ecuador was already struggling economically before the April disaster. Correa has hiked taxes to fund the recovery but says it will take years to rebuild the beach towns and tourist hubs leveled by the quake.
© 2016 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On Cascadia & Yellowstone 4.0 +
Post by: azozeo on June 13, 2016, 11:11:44 AM
http://www.youtube.com/v/rq8v5xoHw6Q&fs=1
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On Magma Rising - E. of San Diego
Post by: azozeo on June 14, 2016, 02:00:39 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/g6cAGonDFYo&fs=1
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On 2nd 4.0 @ Yellowstone
Post by: azozeo on June 15, 2016, 01:44:24 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/gI9bcs5LMUA&fs=1
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: azozeo on June 15, 2016, 05:32:59 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/l013ZI3yTtk&fs=1
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: azozeo on June 24, 2016, 06:05:37 PM
http://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2016/06/the-great-middle-american-earthquake/486623/ (http://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2016/06/the-great-middle-american-earthquake/486623/)

Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: azozeo on August 04, 2016, 05:55:13 AM
http://www.youtube.com/v/XHUqw-F3ZrM&fs=1
Title: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On- Italian Milkshake
Post by: RE on August 23, 2016, 09:24:49 PM
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/24/world/europe/italy-earthquake-usgs.html?_r=0 (http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/24/world/europe/italy-earthquake-usgs.html?_r=0)

 Europe
Earthquakes Cause Substantial Damage in Central Italy

By ELISABETTA POVOLEDO and CHRISTOPHER MELEAUG. 23, 2016


ROME — Strong earthquakes struck central Italy early Wednesday, causing substantial damage and tremors that awakened sleeping residents in Rome nearly 100 miles away.

The first, 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck at 3:36 a.m. near the town of Accumoli, in the province of Rieti.

Two people were reported to have been killed in Pescara del Tronto in the province of Ascoli Piceno.

Severe damage was reported in Amatrice, where Mayor Sergio Pirozzi said, “Half the town no longer exists.”

He added that Amatrice had been cut off because of damage to roads and to a bridge, and appealed during a live television broadcast for assistance.

“There are people stuck in the rubble,” he said, calling on the emergency services to help clear roads.

“Houses are no longer there,” he added, suggesting that victims had been buried in the rubble.

The paths of destruction led to other places, including the Tyrrhenian coast. A witness in Sperlonga, a popular seaside town in Lazio, said that the historic city center had been seriously damaged, and news channels showed photos of crumbled buildings and rubble-covered cars.

Fabrizio Curcio, the director of Italy’s Civil Protection Department, said that the earthquake had been “severe” and that national emergency procedures had been activated.

The National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology reported that there had been nearly a dozen other earthquakes in the affected area over the course of about two hours.

None were as strong as the 6.2 quake.

Katherine Selby, who is from Nottingham, England, was vacationing with her family in Campagnano di Roma, just outside of Rome, when the wardrobe doors began “shaking like crazy,” she wrote on Twitter.

It was frightening because it was unclear what was going on, she said, adding that she was anxiously waiting for the next aftershock.

She said that there was no damage.

The geological survey said the population in the region lived in structures that were a “mix of vulnerable and earthquake-resistant construction.”

On Twitter, someone in Le Marche reported that electricity had been knocked out.

In 2009, a devastating earthquake in the Abruzzo region of central Italy killed more than 300 people and left some 65,000 homeless.

Thousands of structures that remained standing were rendered uninhabitable because of damage to the foundations, support beams or walls.
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On- Italian Milkshake
Post by: RE on August 24, 2016, 08:38:19 PM
How much will the rebuild cost in Euros the Ities do not have?

RE

http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/23/europe/italy-earthquake/ (http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/23/europe/italy-earthquake/)

Italy earthquake: Death toll rises to at least 159

(http://ichef-1.bbci.co.uk/news/624/cpsprodpb/151EE/production/_90901568_italy_earthquakes_relief_ma.png)

Download Flash Player now
You need to install Flash Player to play this content.
Media captionThe earthquake caused houses to crash down the hillside in Pescara del Tronto, as Damian Grammaticas reports

At least 159 people have been killed and 368 injured in an earthquake that hit a mountainous area of central Italy, civil protection officials say.

The magnitude-6.2 quake struck at 03:36 (01:36 GMT), 100km (65 miles) north-east of Rome, not far from Perugia.

At least 86 of the dead were in the historic town of Amatrice, where the mayor said three-quarters of the town was destroyed, and in nearby Accumoli.

Many people are still believed to be buried under rubble.

Rescue teams are using heavy lifting equipment and their bare hands and authorities said the search for survivors would continue through the night.
Download Flash Player now
You need to install Flash Player to play this content.
Media captionSister Marianna: "I went outside to ask for help, but no one heard me"

There were cheers in the village of Pescara del Tronto when an eight-year-old girl was pulled alive from the rubble after being trapped for 17 hours.

Earlier, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi warned the toll could rise as he visited the area.

He had previously paid tribute to the volunteers and civil defence officials who rushed to the scene in the middle of the night and used their bare hands to dig for survivors.

He promised "no family, no city, no hamlet will be left behind".

    Confusion and shock: Witnesses give their accounts
    In pictures: before and after
    Quakes 'ever present' for Italy's Apennines
    History of deadly earthquakes
    Can quakes be predicted?

The tremor was felt across Italy, from Bologna in the north to Naples in the south. There have been dozens of aftershocks.

Hardest hit were the small towns and villages in the mountainous area where the regions of Umbria, Lazio and Le Marche meet.

As well as the 86 dead in the two towns of Amatrice and Accumoli, 34 people are known to have been killed in Le Marche province, including in the neighbouring villages of Arquata del Tronto and Pescara del Tronto.

    Health minister Beatrice Lorenzin said there were many children among the dead
    In Amatrice the missing include three nuns and four guests at their convent
    In Accumoli the dead include a mother, father and their two young sons; rescuers had heard the screams of the mother and one of the children and had frantically tried to reach them in time, Italian media reported
    Mayor Stefano Petrucci told Ansa that not a house in the town was fit for habitation, and they would have to set up tents to house everyone
    Almost all houses in Pescara del Tronto have collapsed, the local mayor said
    In Arquata, a grandmother saved her two grandchildren, aged four and seven, by pulling them under a bed with her

Image copyright AP
Image caption Aerial images showed the extent of the damage in Amatrice
Image copyright AP
Image caption A rescued woman in Amatrice, which appears to have suffered the most fatalities

Italy's National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology said it had recorded more than 200 aftershocks by 15:00 (13:00 GMT) on Wednesday.

The country is no stranger to earthquakes: in 2009 a tremor killed more than 300 people in L'Aquila and in May 2012 two tremors nine days apart killed more than 20 people in the northern Emilia Romagna region.

Rescue teams from around the country have been sent to the affected region.

The area is mountainous and access is difficult. Tent camps are being set up for those who need shelter, while others will be accommodated in buildings such as gymnasiums.

The national blood donation service has appealed for donors to come forward.

Many of the people affected were on holiday in the region. Some were in Amatrice for a festival to celebrate a famous local speciality - amatriciana bacon and tomato sauce.
Why is Italy at risk of earthquakes? By Jonathan Amos

Earthquakes are an ever-present danger for those who live along the Apennine mountain range in Italy.

Through the centuries thousands have died as a result of tremors equal to, or not much bigger than, the event that struck in the early hours of Wednesday. The modern response, thankfully, has been more robust building and better preparation.

Mediterranean seismicity is driven by the great collision between the African and Eurasian tectonic plates; but when it comes down to the specifics of this latest quake, the details are far more complicated.

The Tyrrhenian Basin, or Sea, which lies to the west of Italy, between the mainland and Sardinia/Corsica, is slowly opening up.

Scientists say this is contributing to extension, or "pull-apart", along the Apennines. This stress is compounded by movement in the east, in the Adriatic.

The result is a major fault system that runs the length of the mountain range with a series of smaller faults that fan off to the sides. The foundations of cities like Perugia and L'Aquila stand on top of it all.
Image copyright AP
Image caption Rescuers in the village of Pescara del Tronto
Image copyright AFP
Image caption Pescara del Tronto is in Le Marche region of central Italy
Image copyright EPA
Image caption In Accumoli this woman was one of many displaced by the disaster
Image copyright Google/AP
Image caption These pictures show the main street in Amatrice before and after the quake
Image copyright Google/EPA
Image caption These images show the hamlet of Pescara del Tronto before and after

Are you in the area? Have you been affected? You can share your experiences by emailing haveyoursay@bbc.co.uk.
Title: The Earth’s Crust Will Be Shaken By More Than 100,000 Earthquakes
Post by: Surly1 on August 25, 2016, 02:57:48 AM
The Earth’s Crust Will Be Shaken By More Than 100,000 Earthquakes That Humans Can Feel In 2016 (http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2016/08/the-earths-crust-will-be-shaken-by-more-than-100000-earthquakes-that-humans-can-feel-in-2016.html#more-60673)

The Earth’s Crust Will Be Shaken By More Than 100,000 Earthquakes That Humans Can Feel In 2016

By Michael Snyder, the Economic Collapse Blog.

Earth From Space 2017 - Public DomainDid you know that our planet will be hit by more than 100,000 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater this year alone?  Earlier today, I came across a report that contained this amazing fact, but it was so incredible that I felt that I had to go and verify it myself.  So I went to the official USGS website, and I found out that this is actually true.  Overall, there are about half a million earthquakes around the globe each year, but it is only when a quake is of about magnitude 3.0 or greater that humans actually feel them.  As the very large earthquakes in Italy and Myanmar within the last 24 hours have demonstrated, the shaking of our planet is getting worse, and this is something that I have written about over and over again.  So why is this happening?  Why does the crust of our planet seemingly become more and more unstable with each passing year?

We need to start addressing those questions, because there aren’t too many things that can do more damage to a community than a major earthquake.  Very early Wednesday morning, a magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck central Italy.  It is being reported that it sounded “like a bomb” went off, and it looks like this is going to end up being the worst natural disaster to hit Italy in many years.

 

This earthquake rattled buildings in Rome, it could be felt in Naples to the south, and it is even being claimed that it could be felt all the way up in Bologna in the north.

The epicenter of the quake was a charming little Italian town known as Amatrice.  According to Mayor Sergio Pirozzi, “the town is no more” at this point.  You can see some amazing photographs of the destruction for yourself right here.  Homes, churches and businesses collapsed in heaps of rubble, and at this moment rescuers are engaged in a frantic race against time to pull survivors from the wreckage…

Rescue teams using bulldozers, and aided by townspeople with their bare hands, were still poring through the piles of rock, metal and wood late Wednesday looking for possible survivors. Police near the town of Ascoli said they could hear cries for help from under the rubble but lacked the heavy equipment to move the rocks, according the RAI radio.

“We need chain saws, shears to cut iron bars, and jacks to remove beams: everything, we need everything,” civil protection worker Andrea Gentili told the Associated Press.

So far, the death toll stands at 159 people, but that number is going to go way up as more bodies are discovered.  The following was reported by Reuters

One hotel that collapsed in the small town of Amatrice probably had about 70 guests, and only seven bodies had so far been recovered, said the mayor of the town that was one of the worst hit by the quake.

But as destructive as the Italian quake was, it wasn’t even the largest earthquake on the globe on Wednesday.  A huge magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck Myanmar, but because that earthquake was much deeper it didn’t do the same level of damage as the quake in Italy did…

A powerful earthquake shook Myanmar on Wednesday, killing at least three people and damaging nearly a hundred ancient Buddhist pagodas in the former capital of Bagan, a major tourist site, officials said.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude 6.8 quake was centered about 25 kilometers (15 miles) west of Chauk, a town south of Bagan. It was located fairly far below the Earth’s surface at a depth of about 84 kilometers (52 miles), it said.

Sadly, most Americans couldn’t care less about what goes on in places like Italy or Myanmar.  I know that may sound terrible, but it is true.

However, Americans should care, because this global rise in earthquake activity is affecting us as well.  In fact, the USGS now says that human activity may at least be partially to blame for the “dramatic increase in seismicity” that we have been witnessing in the United States in recent years…

On Monday, for the first time, the U.S. Geological Survey has released an analysis of the magnitude of “human-induced” earthquakes. That such a thing as human-induced earthquakes can exist is scary enough, but the “dramatic increase in seismicity” in places such as Oklahoma has forced the USGS to consider the threat more broadly.

“By including human-induced events, our assessment of earthquake hazards has significantly increased in parts of the U.S.,” said Mark Petersen, chief of the USGS National Seismic Hazard Mapping Project, in a statement. “This research also shows that much more of the nation faces a significant chance of having damaging earthquakes over the next year, whether natural or human-induced.”

And I wanted to note that there was a magnitude 3.9 earthquake in Colorado on Tuesday.  We have started to see sizable earthquakes in many portions of the country where they are not expected, and this is going to continue to get worse as the shaking of our planet intensifies.

There is one more thing that I wanted to share with you all today.  I don’t know if this is related to anything, but a blood red moon was photographed directly behind the new World Trade Center tower last night.  To some people this is just a meaningless coincidence, but there are others that consider it to be a very ominous sign.

This summer, things have been relatively calm and peaceful in America.  Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have dominated the headlines, but other than the election there really hasn’t been a major crisis that has grabbed the attention of the nation.

But of course all of that could change in a moment.  Despite all of our advanced technology, the truth is that we are still virtually defenseless against a major natural disaster.

Scientists tell us that it is inevitable that a great New Madrid earthquake will shake the center of the country.  They also tell us that it is inevitable that there will be a major earthquake in southern California, that volcanoes on the west coast will erupt again, and that the Yellowstone supervolcano could wipe out much of the country in a single day.

As global seismic activity continues to rise, it is just a matter of time before a string of historic disasters hits this nation.

Unfortunately, I am convinced that this could happen a lot sooner than most people would dare to imagine.

Title: Re: The Earth’s Crust Will Be Shaken By More Than 100,000 Earthquakes
Post by: RE on August 25, 2016, 03:04:06 AM
Merging this one into Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin On.  :icon_mrgreen:

http://www.youtube.com/v/m_qU29rVAm8

RE
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: azozeo on August 25, 2016, 03:23:55 AM
Thanks for the update Surly ... An amazing fact.
Title: Some Villages in Italy May Never Recover From Earthquake
Post by: RE on August 25, 2016, 08:03:49 PM
Collapse has ARRIVED for these Italian Towns!

RE

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/26/world/europe/italy-earthquake-aftermath.html?_r=0 (http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/26/world/europe/italy-earthquake-aftermath.html?_r=0)

Some Villages in Italy May Never Recover From Earthquake

By GAIA PIANIGIANIAUG. 25, 2016

(https://static01.nyt.com/images/2016/08/26/world/VILLAGE/VILLAGE-master768.jpg)
Rescuers on Thursday in Pescara del Tronto, Italy, where about five houses were left standing. Credit Gregorio Borgia/Associated Press

PESCARA DEL TRONTO, Italy — Mostly there was silence, virtually the only sound being that of a river flowing peacefully down the mountain that swallowed this tiny hamlet when an earthquake struck early Wednesday.

On Thursday, some of the nearly 130 people who once lived here returned, accompanied by firefighters, to try to retrieve a few belongings and mementos of a life that was obliterated in a few violent seconds of shaking.

“Where was your bedroom?” a young fireman asked a couple from under his yellow helmet.

“It was where you see that white closet,” the woman answered, indicating a few shelves without doors hanging open, over the hill. The sidewall of their two-story house collapsed down the slope, offering a glimpse of the intimacy of their lives.

Italian officials now say that more than 250 people were killed in the mountain towns along the fault that erupted. But for the smallest of those places, like this one, the damage will be tallied not only in terms of the lost lives of family, friends and neighbors, but quite possibly the elimination of the towns themselves.

Pescara del Tronto is gone. Perhaps five houses are left standing. And whether the place can ever be restored to the map seems an open question.

The village is administratively part of the only slightly larger town of Arquata del Tronto, where 46 people are so far counted among the dead. For these largely isolated, hilltop towns in a rural region where the economy was already in decline, and where most of the permanent residents were already aging, the earthquake may be a coup de grâce, its own death knell.

“It will be difficult for people to move back into Pescara del Tronto,” Michele Franchi, vice mayor of Arquata del Tronto, said, speaking from the camp near the main town, where half the tower pinnacles collapsed. “We should even wonder whether it’s wise to rebuild it right there, considering that it almost entirely came down.”

“But we need to move people out of tents quickly,” he added. “They need to see a chance for life here to restart, where possible.”

Of the 300 who were in the village when the quake struck, many were people who kept weekend houses to take a break from Rome, about 95 miles away.
Today’s Headlines: European Morning

Get news and analysis from Europe and around the world delivered to your inbox every day in the European morning.

“I spent my life here,” said Enza, 52, an employee from Rome whose family home has been here for decades. “We are lucky because our house did not collapse. My mom, dad and brother left safely. But our entire lives are gone — so many friends, so many neighbors are no longer. How can we go back?”

Enza was in no spirit to provide her full name. Residents do not feel like talking in Pescara del Tronto. The police and rescue officials escorted the few residents who had the courage to come back the day after the tragedy, in silence.

Enza came back to recover her elderly parents’ medical devices and some clothes, so that they could feel somewhat less lost, she said. She was in Pescara del Tronto last weekend and went back to her work in Rome on Monday. Her brother took their parents safely into the street on Wednesday morning after the quake.

The villages hit by the quake in the Marche region are along the ancient Roman road, the Via Salaria, that leads from Rome to the Adriatic Sea. Along this stretch of road, surrounded by green woods and high rocks, are now only cranes, tents and firefighters’ jeeps and trucks. Officers assigned to different points of the road discouraged travelers from taking it.

Pescara del Tronto has been a summer or weekend destination, but many travelers were not strictly tourists.

“This place was home to me and to so many others,” Enza said, breaking up in tears. “Not just the physical place — we all knew each other, so we all lost many, many members of our extended family.”

Enza said that, beyond the pain for lost friends and acquaintances, the worst part now was already the creeping nostalgia for a place that may have died with so many of its residents.

“There used to be a stone step where we always sat down,” she said, pointing to a spot now buried under collapsed beams, roofs and stone bricks. “Our memories are completely erased.”

An ambulance passed by at full speed, sirens on, in the only narrow street leading into the town. Maybe one of her friends will become famous for being the last survivor taken out of the rubbles in Pescara del Tronto, Enza hoped.

“You know, the worst is that this quake did not only take our future, but also took our past,” she said.
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: Palloy on August 26, 2016, 01:00:08 AM
Nobody here seemed to notice that the notoriously unreliable Snyder's article was based entirely on an article on notoriously unreliable usatoday.com .  When I go to http://earthquake.usgs.gov (http://earthquake.usgs.gov) and ask how many earthquakes over Mag 2.5 so far this year, the answer is 15,305, so for a full year that will be 23,000 not 100,000.

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/browse/stats.php (http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/browse/stats.php) shows that over 2000-2015, the number of quakes in the categories 5+/6+/7+/8+ , (that is all they show), don't show an increasing trend.

A blood red moon behind the New World Trade Tower would obviously have been blood red even when viewed from other places, so nothing to do with NWTT.  Blood red moons are caused by sunlight passing through Earth's atmosphere and hitting the Moon, red being less scattered than blue.

Quote
Snyder: So why is this happening?  Why does the crust of our planet seemingly become more and more unstable with each passing year?

It isn't happening.  You are making it up to make your articles more SCARY and click-bait-worthy.
Title: Italy earthquake: More than 2,000 forced to live in camps
Post by: RE on August 26, 2016, 07:42:01 PM
Lots of good photos and video at the link.

RE


http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/26/europe/italy-earthquake/ (http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/26/europe/italy-earthquake/)

Italy earthquake: More than 2,000 forced to live in camps

By Livia Borghese, Lauren Said-Moorhouse and Angela Dewan, CNN

Updated 4:50 PM ET, Fri August 26, 2016
italy earthquake towns destroyed drone orig_00000000

Pedro Brieger: Venezuela no es una dictadura y Maduro no es un tirano
Living the dream - one beat at a time
&quot;30 years from now I see myself becoming a CEO&quot;
Thousands evacuate besieged city of Daraya
Iraqi town liberated from ISIS
Burkini ban suspended by French court
Filipino girl, 5, dies in drive-by shooting
This is what the aftermath of a barrel bombing looks like
Norwegian politicians caught playing Pokemon Go
Italy earthquake survivors deal with heartbreak
Ukrainian President on Putin, corruption, transparency
Photo of couple saying goodbye is breaking hearts
Pedro Brieger: Venezuela no es una dictadura y Maduro no es un tirano
Living the dream - one beat at a time
&quot;30 years from now I see myself becoming a CEO&quot;
Thousands evacuate besieged city of Daraya
Iraqi town liberated from ISIS
Burkini ban suspended by French court
Filipino girl, 5, dies in drive-by shooting
This is what the aftermath of a barrel bombing looks like
Norwegian politicians caught playing Pokemon Go
Italy earthquake survivors deal with heartbreak
Ukrainian President on Putin, corruption, transparency
Photo of couple saying goodbye is breaking hearts

Source: CNN
Towns destroyed in Italy's earthquake 01:01
Story highlights

    Officials hope to relocate people as weather cools in mountain area
    Death toll climbs to 281 as aftershocks continue

"Are you in Italy? Are you affected by the earthquake? If it's safe for you to do so, WhatsApp us on +44 7435 939 154 to share your photos, experiences and video. Please tag #CNNiReport in your message."

Amatrice, Italy (CNN)Desperately needing food and shelter, more than 2,000 Italians are taking refuge in makeshift camps after this week's powerful earthquake killed at least 281 people and flattened entire villages.
Camps have been set up in several affected areas, including Amatrice, the hardest-hit town, where hundreds of people were killed and buildings -- many from the 14th century -- crumbled in the aftershocks.

    Camps set up by volunteers litter the mountain region where the earthquake hit on August 24. Locals say they will stay here for a few days before heading back towards Rome to family and friends.

    A photo posted by Lauren Moorhouse (@lomoorhouse) on Aug 26, 2016 at 2:14am PDT

Italy's civil protection agency told CNN that 2,100 people were living in the camps and said that more would be built to accommodate those in need.
Emergency workers and earthquake survivors get food at a field kitchen in Amatrice on Thursday.
Emergency workers and earthquake survivors get food at a field kitchen in Amatrice on Thursday.
Images from an Amatrice camp showed displaced people lining up for pasta and an elderly couple sitting on the edge of mattresses on a gym floor, having a meal as those around them hug and console one another.
Fast facts: All about earthquakes
'So many dead, so many children'
At a camp in Sant'Angelo, northeast of Amatrice, people gathered and shared their stories of loss.
One woman, Angelina Leone, could not hide her devastation.
"There is no hope, too many people dead. And Amatrice doesn't exist anymore. Amatrice has disappeared, and there are so many dead, so many children," she said, holding back tears.
At yet another camp, in Accumoli, Anna Maria Volpetti, 52, told CNN she had been visiting her hometown with her family when the quake hit.
"We are lucky," she said. "The earthquake was brutal. It came in waves."

    AnnaMaria Volpetti, 52 was visiting Accumoli with her family. They now live in Tivoli but travel here every summer to the town where her family originally comes from. "We are lucky," she says. "The earthquake was brutal. It came in waves."

    A photo posted by Lauren Moorhouse (@lomoorhouse) on Aug 26, 2016 at 3:08am PDT

Giampiero Antonetti of the civil protection agency in the Abruzzo region said that teams were trying to relocate people out of the camps as the weather in the mountainous area cools.
"We will look for places for them to stay -- hotels, with relatives. Yesterday during the night it almost reached freezing, so people cannot be here for a long time."
72-hour window
The death toll is steadily creeping up. It is unclear how many people remain trapped under the mounds of concrete, brick and stone. The rescue mission entered its third day Friday -- still within the crucial 72-hour window, after which the likelihood of survival drops.
"Rescuers are very much aware they're in a race against time," said CNN correspondent Frederik Pleitgen, describing the disaster response as swift and well-organized.
But officials' hopes of finding more survivors were fading, he said.
The quake left this house in ruins in Arquata del Tronto.
Photos: Earthquake strikes central Italy
The quake left this house in ruins in Arquata del Tronto.
Hide Caption
21 of 40
Two people hug each other next to damaged houses in Pescara del Tronto.
Photos: Earthquake strikes central Italy
Two people hug each other next to damaged houses in Pescara del Tronto.
Hide Caption
22 of 40
Two women pass along a stuffed toy in Amatrice on August 24.
Photos: Earthquake strikes central Italy
Two women pass along a stuffed toy in Amatrice on August 24.
Hide Caption
23 of 40
Residents take in the damage in Amatrice.
Photos: Earthquake strikes central Italy
Residents take in the damage in Amatrice.
Hide Caption
24 of 40
This aerial photo shows damaged buildings in Amatrice. The quake struck at 3:36 a.m and was felt across a broad swath of central Italy.
Photos: Earthquake strikes central Italy
This aerial photo shows damaged buildings in Amatrice. The quake struck at 3:36 a.m and was felt across a broad swath of central Italy.
Hide Caption
25 of 40
An emergency hospital camp is set up to treat earthquake victims in Arquata del Tronto.
Photos: Earthquake strikes central Italy
An emergency hospital camp is set up to treat earthquake victims in Arquata del Tronto.
Hide Caption
26 of 40
A woman tries to comfort her child in Amatrice on August 24.
Photos: Earthquake strikes central Italy
A woman tries to comfort her child in Amatrice on August 24.
Hide Caption
27 of 40
Residents survey a collapsed staircase in Amatrice on August 24.
Photos: Earthquake strikes central Italy
Residents survey a collapsed staircase in Amatrice on August 24.
Hide Caption
28 of 40
Residents of Pescara del Tronto care for an elderly earthquake victim on August 24.
Photos: Earthquake strikes central Italy
Residents of Pescara del Tronto care for an elderly earthquake victim on August 24.
Hide Caption
29 of 40
Search-and-rescue teams look for survivors in Pescara del Tronto.
Photos: Earthquake strikes central Italy
Search-and-rescue teams look for survivors in Pescara del Tronto.
Hide Caption
30 of 40
Survivors sit among the rubble of a house in Amatrice on August 24.
Photos: Earthquake strikes central Italy
Survivors sit among the rubble of a house in Amatrice on August 24.
Hide Caption
31 of 40
Residents search for victims in Amatrice.
Photos: Earthquake strikes central Italy
Residents search for victims in Amatrice.
Hide Caption
32 of 40
An injured man is rescued from a collapsed building in Amatrice on August 24.
Photos: Earthquake strikes central Italy
An injured man is rescued from a collapsed building in Amatrice on August 24.
Hide Caption
33 of 40
A man leans on a wall in Pescara del Tronto.
Photos: Earthquake strikes central Italy
A man leans on a wall in Pescara del Tronto.
Hide Caption
34 of 40
A dog searches for people trapped in collapsed buildings in Amatrice.
Photos: Earthquake strikes central Italy
A dog searches for people trapped in collapsed buildings in Amatrice.
Hide Caption
35 of 40
Rescuers search for victims in Amatrice on August 24.
Photos: Earthquake strikes central Italy
Rescuers search for victims in Amatrice on August 24.
Hide Caption
36 of 40
A man is pulled alive from the rubble.
Photos: Earthquake strikes central Italy
A man is pulled alive from the rubble.
Hide Caption
37 of 40
A man surveys damage near a dust-covered car in Amatrice on August 24.
Photos: Earthquake strikes central Italy
A man surveys damage near a dust-covered car in Amatrice on August 24.
Hide Caption
38 of 40
Two people huddle together in Amatrice after the earthquake.
Photos: Earthquake strikes central Italy
Two people huddle together in Amatrice after the earthquake.
Hide Caption
39 of 40
A rescue worker drives a truck of rubble as cleanup operations begin in Amatrice.
Photos: Earthquake strikes central Italy
A rescue worker drives a truck of rubble as cleanup operations begin in Amatrice.
Hide Caption
40 of 40
A woman rests in the courtyard of a convent in Amatrice on Friday, August 26, two days after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck central Italy. Hundreds of people have been killed, and the death toll is expected to rise as rescue teams reach remote areas.
Photos: Earthquake strikes central Italy
A woman rests in the courtyard of a convent in Amatrice on Friday, August 26, two days after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck central Italy. Hundreds of people have been killed, and the death toll is expected to rise as rescue teams reach remote areas.
Hide Caption
1 of 40
Firefighters inspect a damaged building from the elevated platform of a firetruck in Amatrice on August 26. Amatrice has been the hardest-hit town, with more than 200 killed there.
Photos: Earthquake strikes central Italy
Firefighters inspect a damaged building from the elevated platform of a firetruck in Amatrice on August 26. Amatrice has been the hardest-hit town, with more than 200 killed there.
Hide Caption
2 of 40
An aerial view shows the damage in the village of Saletta on August 26. Strong aftershocks in the region have rattled residents and emergency crews.
Photos: Earthquake strikes central Italy
An aerial view shows the damage in the village of Saletta on August 26. Strong aftershocks in the region have rattled residents and emergency crews.
Hide Caption
3 of 40
A man and woman comfort each other in front of a collapsed house in Amatrice on August 26.
Photos: Earthquake strikes central Italy
A man and woman comfort each other in front of a collapsed house in Amatrice on August 26.
Hide Caption
4 of 40
Firefighters cordon off an area around the rubble from a destroyed building in Amatrice on August 26.
Photos: Earthquake strikes central Italy
Firefighters cordon off an area around the rubble from a destroyed building in Amatrice on August 26.
Hide Caption
5 of 40
Emergency team members set up a tent camp for earthquake victims at a sports field in Arquata del Tronto on August 26.
Photos: Earthquake strikes central Italy
Emergency team members set up a tent camp for earthquake victims at a sports field in Arquata del Tronto on August 26.
Hide Caption
6 of 40
Rescuers make their way through destroyed houses in Pescara del Tronto on Thursday, August 25. It&#39;s unclear how many people remain trapped under debris.
Photos: Earthquake strikes central Italy
Rescuers make their way through destroyed houses in Pescara del Tronto on Thursday, August 25. It's unclear how many people remain trapped under debris.
Hide Caption
7 of 40
A field kitchen in Amatrice provides meals for emergency workers and earthquake survivors on August 25.
Photos: Earthquake strikes central Italy
A field kitchen in Amatrice provides meals for emergency workers and earthquake survivors on August 25.
Hide Caption
8 of 40
Rescue and emergency service personnel use an excavator to search for victims under the remains of a building in Amatrice on August 25.
Photos: Earthquake strikes central Italy
Rescue and emergency service personnel use an excavator to search for victims under the remains of a building in Amatrice on August 25.
Hide Caption
9 of 40
An old building in Amatrice is partly damaged after the quake.
Photos: Earthquake strikes central Italy
An old building in Amatrice is partly damaged after the quake.
Hide Caption
10 of 40
An emergency services helicopter takes off in Amatrice as rescuers continue the search for survivors.
Photos: Earthquake strikes central Italy
An emergency services helicopter takes off in Amatrice as rescuers continue the search for survivors.
Hide Caption
11 of 40
A man rests on a bench after spending the night in a makeshift camp set up inside a gym in Amatrice on August 25.
Photos: Earthquake strikes central Italy
A man rests on a bench after spending the night in a makeshift camp set up inside a gym in Amatrice on August 25.
Hide Caption
12 of 40
A bird&#39;s eye view of Amatrice shows the devastation after the deadly quake struck on Wednesday, August 24.
Photos: Earthquake strikes central Italy
A bird's eye view of Amatrice shows the devastation after the deadly quake struck on Wednesday, August 24.
Hide Caption
13 of 40
Rescuers help a woman from the rubble in Amatrice on August 24.
Photos: Earthquake strikes central Italy
Rescuers help a woman from the rubble in Amatrice on August 24.
Hide Caption
14 of 40
Search-and-rescue teams survey collapsed houses in Pescara del Tronto on August 24.
Photos: Earthquake strikes central Italy
Search-and-rescue teams survey collapsed houses in Pescara del Tronto on August 24.
Hide Caption
15 of 40
A man cries as another injured man is helped in Amatrice.
Photos: Earthquake strikes central Italy
A man cries as another injured man is helped in Amatrice.
Hide Caption
16 of 40
This woman in Amatrice was wounded during the earthquake.
Photos: Earthquake strikes central Italy
This woman in Amatrice was wounded during the earthquake.
Hide Caption
17 of 40
Rescuers carry a man through earthquake debris in Amatrice.
Photos: Earthquake strikes central Italy
Rescuers carry a man through earthquake debris in Amatrice.
Hide Caption
18 of 40
Rocco Girardi receives treatment after being rescued from the rubble in Arquata del Tronto on August 24.
Photos: Earthquake strikes central Italy
Rocco Girardi receives treatment after being rescued from the rubble in Arquata del Tronto on August 24.
Hide Caption
19 of 40
The body of a unidentified child lies on a bench in Arquata del Tronto on August 24.
Photos: Earthquake strikes central Italy
The body of a unidentified child lies on a bench in Arquata del Tronto on August 24.
Hide Caption
20 of 40
The quake left this house in ruins in Arquata del Tronto.
Photos: Earthquake strikes central Italy
The quake left this house in ruins in Arquata del Tronto.
Hide Caption
21 of 40
Two people hug each other next to damaged houses in Pescara del Tronto.
Photos: Earthquake strikes central Italy
Two people hug each other next to damaged houses in Pescara del Tronto.
Hide Caption
22 of 40
Two women pass along a stuffed toy in Amatrice on August 24.
Photos: Earthquake strikes central Italy
Two women pass along a stuffed toy in Amatrice on August 24.
Hide Caption
23 of 40
Residents take in the damage in Amatrice.
Photos: Earthquake strikes central Italy
Residents take in the damage in Amatrice.
Hide Caption
24 of 40
This aerial photo shows damaged buildings in Amatrice. The quake struck at 3:36 a.m and was felt across a broad swath of central Italy.
Photos: Earthquake strikes central Italy
This aerial photo shows damaged buildings in Amatrice. The quake struck at 3:36 a.m and was felt across a broad swath of central Italy.
Hide Caption
25 of 40
An emergency hospital camp is set up to treat earthquake victims in Arquata del Tronto.
Photos: Earthquake strikes central Italy
An emergency hospital camp is set up to treat earthquake victims in Arquata del Tronto.
Hide Caption
26 of 40
A woman tries to comfort her child in Amatrice on August 24.
Photos: Earthquake strikes central Italy
A woman tries to comfort her child in Amatrice on August 24.
Hide Caption
27 of 40
Residents survey a collapsed staircase in Amatrice on August 24.
Photos: Earthquake strikes central Italy
Residents survey a collapsed staircase in Amatrice on August 24.
Hide Caption
28 of 40
Residents of Pescara del Tronto care for an elderly earthquake victim on August 24.
Photos: Earthquake strikes central Italy
Residents of Pescara del Tronto care for an elderly earthquake victim on August 24.
Hide Caption
29 of 40
Search-and-rescue teams look for survivors in Pescara del Tronto.
Photos: Earthquake strikes central Italy
Search-and-rescue teams look for survivors in Pescara del Tronto.
Hide Caption
30 of 40
Survivors sit among the rubble of a house in Amatrice on August 24.
Photos: Earthquake strikes central Italy
Survivors sit among the rubble of a house in Amatrice on August 24.
Hide Caption
31 of 40
Residents search for victims in Amatrice.
Photos: Earthquake strikes central Italy
Residents search for victims in Amatrice.
Hide Caption
32 of 40
An injured man is rescued from a collapsed building in Amatrice on August 24.
Photos: Earthquake strikes central Italy
An injured man is rescued from a collapsed building in Amatrice on August 24.
Hide Caption
33 of 40
A man leans on a wall in Pescara del Tronto.
Photos: Earthquake strikes central Italy
A man leans on a wall in Pescara del Tronto.
Hide Caption
34 of 40
A dog searches for people trapped in collapsed buildings in Amatrice.
Photos: Earthquake strikes central Italy
A dog searches for people trapped in collapsed buildings in Amatrice.
Hide Caption
35 of 40
Rescuers search for victims in Amatrice on August 24.
Photos: Earthquake strikes central Italy
Rescuers search for victims in Amatrice on August 24.
Hide Caption
36 of 40
A man is pulled alive from the rubble.
Photos: Earthquake strikes central Italy
A man is pulled alive from the rubble.
Hide Caption
37 of 40
A man surveys damage near a dust-covered car in Amatrice on August 24.
Photos: Earthquake strikes central Italy
A man surveys damage near a dust-covered car in Amatrice on August 24.
Hide Caption
38 of 40
Two people huddle together in Amatrice after the earthquake.
Photos: Earthquake strikes central Italy
Two people huddle together in Amatrice after the earthquake.
Hide Caption
39 of 40
A rescue worker drives a truck of rubble as cleanup operations begin in Amatrice.
Photos: Earthquake strikes central Italy
A rescue worker drives a truck of rubble as cleanup operations begin in Amatrice.
Hide Caption
40 of 40
A woman rests in the courtyard of a convent in Amatrice on Friday, August 26, two days after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck central Italy. Hundreds of people have been killed, and the death toll is expected to rise as rescue teams reach remote areas.
Photos: Earthquake strikes central Italy
A woman rests in the courtyard of a convent in Amatrice on Friday, August 26, two days after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck central Italy. Hundreds of people have been killed, and the death toll is expected to rise as rescue teams reach remote areas.
Hide Caption
1 of 40
Firefighters inspect a damaged building from the elevated platform of a firetruck in Amatrice on August 26. Amatrice has been the hardest-hit town, with more than 200 killed there.
Photos: Earthquake strikes central Italy
Firefighters inspect a damaged building from the elevated platform of a firetruck in Amatrice on August 26. Amatrice has been the hardest-hit town, with more than 200 killed there.
Hide Caption
2 of 40
An aerial view shows the damage in the village of Saletta on August 26. Strong aftershocks in the region have rattled residents and emergency crews.
Photos: Earthquake strikes central Italy
An aerial view shows the damage in the village of Saletta on August 26. Strong aftershocks in the region have rattled residents and emergency crews.
Hide Caption
3 of 40
A man and woman comfort each other in front of a collapsed house in Amatrice on August 26.
Photos: Earthquake strikes central Italy
A man and woman comfort each other in front of a collapsed house in Amatrice on August 26.
Hide Caption
4 of 40
Firefighters cordon off an area around the rubble from a destroyed building in Amatrice on August 26.
Photos: Earthquake strikes central Italy
Firefighters cordon off an area around the rubble from a destroyed building in Amatrice on August 26.
Hide Caption
5 of 40
Emergency team members set up a tent camp for earthquake victims at a sports field in Arquata del Tronto on August 26.
Photos: Earthquake strikes central Italy
Emergency team members set up a tent camp for earthquake victims at a sports field in Arquata del Tronto on August 26.
Hide Caption
6 of 40
Rescuers make their way through destroyed houses in Pescara del Tronto on Thursday, August 25. It&#39;s unclear how many people remain trapped under debris.
Photos: Earthquake strikes central Italy
Rescuers make their way through destroyed houses in Pescara del Tronto on Thursday, August 25. It's unclear how many people remain trapped under debris.
Hide Caption
7 of 40
A field kitchen in Amatrice provides meals for emergency workers and earthquake survivors on August 25.
Photos: Earthquake strikes central Italy
A field kitchen in Amatrice provides meals for emergency workers and earthquake survivors on August 25.
Hide Caption
8 of 40
Rescue and emergency service personnel use an excavator to search for victims under the remains of a building in Amatrice on August 25.
Photos: Earthquake strikes central Italy
Rescue and emergency service personnel use an excavator to search for victims under the remains of a building in Amatrice on August 25.
Hide Caption
9 of 40
An old building in Amatrice is partly damaged after the quake.
Photos: Earthquake strikes central Italy
An old building in Amatrice is partly damaged after the quake.
Hide Caption
10 of 40
An emergency services helicopter takes off in Amatrice as rescuers continue the search for survivors.
Photos: Earthquake strikes central Italy
An emergency services helicopter takes off in Amatrice as rescuers continue the search for survivors.
Hide Caption
11 of 40
A man rests on a bench after spending the night in a makeshift camp set up inside a gym in Amatrice on August 25.
Photos: Earthquake strikes central Italy
A man rests on a bench after spending the night in a makeshift camp set up inside a gym in Amatrice on August 25.
Hide Caption
12 of 40
A bird&#39;s eye view of Amatrice shows the devastation after the deadly quake struck on Wednesday, August 24.
Photos: Earthquake strikes central Italy
A bird's eye view of Amatrice shows the devastation after the deadly quake struck on Wednesday, August 24.
Hide Caption
13 of 40
Rescuers help a woman from the rubble in Amatrice on August 24.
Photos: Earthquake strikes central Italy
Rescuers help a woman from the rubble in Amatrice on August 24.
Hide Caption
14 of 40
Search-and-rescue teams survey collapsed houses in Pescara del Tronto on August 24.
Photos: Earthquake strikes central Italy
Search-and-rescue teams survey collapsed houses in Pescara del Tronto on August 24.
Hide Caption
15 of 40
A man cries as another injured man is helped in Amatrice.
Photos: Earthquake strikes central Italy
A man cries as another injured man is helped in Amatrice.
Hide Caption
16 of 40
This woman in Amatrice was wounded during the earthquake.
Photos: Earthquake strikes central Italy
This woman in Amatrice was wounded during the earthquake.
Hide Caption
17 of 40
Rescuers carry a man through earthquake debris in Amatrice.
Photos: Earthquake strikes central Italy
Rescuers carry a man through earthquake debris in Amatrice.
Hide Caption
18 of 40
Rocco Girardi receives treatment after being rescued from the rubble in Arquata del Tronto on August 24.
Photos: Earthquake strikes central Italy
Rocco Girardi receives treatment after being rescued from the rubble in Arquata del Tronto on August 24.
Hide Caption
19 of 40
The body of a unidentified child lies on a bench in Arquata del Tronto on August 24.
Photos: Earthquake strikes central Italy
The body of a unidentified child lies on a bench in Arquata del Tronto on August 24.
Hide Caption
20 of 40
18 italy quake 0826
13 italy quake 0826
15 italy quake 0826
16 italy quake 0826
12 italy quake 0826
02 italy quake 0826 RESTRICTED
03 italy quake 0825
03 italy quake 0826
04 italy quake 0826
05 italy quake 0826
06 italy quake 0826
07 italy quake 0826
01 italy quake 0825
14 italy quake RESTRICTED 0824
10 italy quake RESTICTED for gallery 0824
02 italy quake 0825
29 italy quake 0824
07 italy quake 0824
06 italy quake 0824
11 italy quake 0824
09 italy quake 0824
27 italy quake 0824
19 italy quake 0824
02 italy quake 0824
34 italy quake 0824
13 italy quake 0824
15 italy quake RESTRICTED 0824
03 italy quake 0824
08 italy quake RESTRICTED 0824
05 italy quake RESTRICTED 0824
12 italy quake 0824
italy earthquake 4
22 italy quake 0824
32 italy quake 0824 RESTRICTED
23 italy quake 0824
italy earthquake 13
37 italy quake 0824
italy earthquake 14
36 italy quake 0824
35 italy quake 0824 RESTRICTED
Aftershocks continue to rattle the region, making the tough rescue mission even more trying.
Italian police on Twitter said the first funeral had held for a man named Marco Santarelli, the son of a police official. Other victims will be buried in a state funeral Saturday, with Prime Minister Matteo Renzi attending, the Italian government said.
Among the dead were three British nationals.
Britain's Foreign Office said in a statement: "We are providing support to the families of Marcos Burnett and Will and Maria Henniker-Gotley following their tragic deaths in the earthquake in Italy. Our thoughts are with them at this incredibly difficult time.
"British Embassy staff will continue working with local authorities regarding any further British nationals that may require our assistance."
A reason for hope
A firefighter who said he pulled a young girl from the rubble said rescuers "exploded with joy" after finding her alive.
Angelo Moroni described to Italian ANSA news agency the moment he and other firefighters rescued a girl that he said was named Giorgia after digging through mountains of debris with their bare hands for hours.
"At times like that you don't think, you go on for hours without feeling thirst or tiredness. We were sure she was safe only when we put her on a stretcher and doctors carried her away. Then we exploded with joy for this great result," he said.
"The joy was huge."
The central Italian town of Pescara del Tronto lies in ruins after Wednesday&#39;s deadly quake.
The central Italian town of Pescara del Tronto lies in ruins after Wednesday's deadly quake.
The ANSA report said the girl's her older sister, who was next to her, was killed but that the girls' parents were pulled out alive.
"I hope Giorgia remembers little of this place, rather I hope she forgets everything," Moroni told ANSA.
National police confirmed Friday that Giorgia was not the girl in a widely shared video also being pulled from rubble Wednesday in Amatrice.
That girl's name was Giulia, 10, police said, without giving the last names of either girl.
A girl is pulled from earthquake rubble.
A girl is pulled from earthquake rubble.

A girl is pulled from earthquake rubble. 01:17
The rescues are among the few stories of hope since the 6.2-magnitude quake struck Wednesday.
'The earthquake was brutal'
The Italian Council of Ministers approved a state of emergency Thursday for the regions affected by the earthquake, allocating 50 million euros (about $56.5 million) in funding, while the displaced took refuge in the camps.
People prepare to spend the night Thursday in a makeshift camp set up in a gym in Amatrice.
People prepare to spend the night Thursday in a makeshift camp set up in a gym in Amatrice.
Residents gathered at a square in Amatrice, some of the women crying and hugging to console each other, with dust still lingering in the air. Men stood in silence, too upset to speak to reporters.
A woman holds a dog as she and a man hurry past rubble in Amatrice.
A woman holds a dog as she and a man hurry past rubble in Amatrice.
One man from Rome, who traveled to Amatrice to check on relatives after the quake, gave a harrowing account of how he and his aunt saw two hands sticking out of the rubble.
"This is something I will remember forever," Francesco Miglio said, adding that his aunt identified the woman as her neighbor.
"And the thing that I will remember for the rest of my life was she had nice hands. I didn't know the lady, but she had nice hands with nail polish on," he said.
Italian man rushed to save loved ones in quake zone

Italian man rushed to save loved ones in quake zone 05:06
He and his aunt called out to the woman to move a finger if she could hear them.
"She was gone," he said.
Destruction of heritage
Central Italy is home to many historic buildings, which are the backbone of the region's tourism industry.
Earthquakes here not only bring a tragic loss of life but also leave cultural structures damaged or completely destroyed.
CNN affiliate RAI reported damage to 293 pieces of cultural heritage, including 50 that were destroyed.
An old building in Amatrice is partly damaged after the quake.
An old building in Amatrice is partly damaged after the quake.
A Roman Catholic cathedral in Urbino sustained small cracks in its internal structure.
The Monastery of St. Chiara in Camerino, the Basilica of St. Francesco and the church of Sant'Agostino in Amatrice have partially collapsed.
Historic buildings and city walls in Nursia and a cathedral in San Giuliano also were damaged.
Italy is no stranger to deadly quakes.
In May 2012, a pair of temblors killed dozens of people in northern Italy, while in April 2009, a magnitude-6.3 earthquake hit in the central L'Aquila region, leaving more than 300 people dead. Wednesday's quake struck an area close to the scene of the 2009 disaster.

CNN's Livia Borghese and Lauren Said-Moorhouse reported from Amatrice, while journalist Angela Dewan wrote from London. CNN's Atika Shubert, Faith Karimi, Elaine Ly, Laura Perez-Matestro and Mahatir Pasha contributed to this report.
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes Ussita Italy "Finished"
Post by: azozeo on October 26, 2016, 04:37:49 PM
https://www.rt.com/news/364216-italy-quake-hits-perugia/ (https://www.rt.com/news/364216-italy-quake-hits-perugia/)

http://www.youtube.com/v/T6hH7l1SPyQ&fs=1
Title: Italy's Shakin' AGAIN
Post by: RE on October 30, 2016, 12:55:27 AM
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/another-major-earthquake-rattles-central-italy-usgs-n675231 (http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/another-major-earthquake-rattles-central-italy-usgs-n675231)

6.6 Magnitude Earthquake Rattles Italy, Shakes Rome: USGS

(http://media2.s-nbcnews.com/j/newscms/2016_43/1774251/161030-world-italyquake-320a_89ee8fd7857380553005ddf231c7f23f.nbcnews-ux-2880-1000.jpg)

by Claudio Lavanga and Alastair Jamieson

ROME — A 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck central Italy early Sunday, rattling Rome with strong tremors less than a week after temblors rattled the country as it recovered from August's quake that left almost 300 dead.

There were no immediate word on casualties or the extent of the damage in the latest quake,

Residents already rattled by a constant trembling of the earth rushed into piazzas and streets after being roused from bed at 7:40 a.m. local time (2:40 a.m. ET).
USGS

The USGS initially measured the quake at 7.1 but revised it down to 6.6. The European-Mediterranean Seismological Center put the magnitude at 6.6 or 6.5 with an epicenter about 100 miles northeast of Rome.

The country's Civil Protection agency said in a news release that the epicenter was located between Macerata and Perugia, close to the towns of Castelsantangelo, Norcia and Preci that were most affected by Wednesday's quakes.

Related: Another Powerful Quake Hits Italy: Why Did No One Die?

In the central town of Norcia, heavily damaged in the August quake, nuns rushed out of their church as the clock tower appeared about to crumble, the Associated Press reported.

This is a developing story, please check back for updates.
Title: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Powerful earthquake shakes New Zealand, two killed
Post by: RE on November 13, 2016, 04:22:25 PM
Not sure how great Kiwiland is for a Bugout location.  :icon_scratch:

RE

https://www.yahoo.com/news/magnitude-7-4-earthquake-strikes-near-christchurch-zealand-112145924.html (https://www.yahoo.com/news/magnitude-7-4-earthquake-strikes-near-christchurch-zealand-112145924.html)

Powerful earthquake shakes New Zealand, two killed
[Reuters]
By Charlotte Greenfield and Greg Stutchbury
ReutersNovember 13, 2016

(https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/5LZ0MsDqIW61K44UeLhp8Q--/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjtzbT0xO3c9MTAyNDtoPTY4MTtpbD1wbGFuZQ--/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/afp.com/c90c498269ff8ba12563fa177e76c589daebf620.jpg)

The quake struck shortly after 8 am local time (1400 GMT) about 16 miles north of the city Chilecito in Argentina&#39;s La Rioja province
View photos
The quake struck shortly after 8 am local time (1400 GMT) about 16 miles north of the city Chilecito in Argentina's La Rioja province (AFP Photo/Olivier Morin)

By Charlotte Greenfield and Greg Stutchbury

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - A powerful earthquake rocked New Zealand on Monday killing at least two people, damaging roads and buildings, and prompting a tsunami warning that sent thousands fleeing to higher ground.

Emergency response teams were flying by helicopter to the region at the epicenter of the 7.8 magnitude quake, some 91 km (57 miles) northeast of Christchurch in the South Island, amid reports of injuries and collapsed buildings.

Hundreds of aftershocks, the strongest measuring 6.1 magnitude, continued to shake the country well into mid-morning, after the initial quake struck minutes after midnight.

Powerlines and telecommunications were down, and daylight revealed sizeable cracks in roads and damage to infrastructure.

"It was the most significant shock I can remember in Wellington," Prime Minister John Key told reporters at a dawn news conference from the parliament's underground bunker in the capital city. "There will be quite major costs around roads and infrastructure."

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull pledged assistance.

The first tremor struck just 23 km (14 miles) deep, jolting many from their sleep and raising memories of the 6.3 magnitude Christchurch quake in 2011, which killed 185 people. New Zealand's Geonet measured Monday's quake at magnitude 7.5, while the U.S. Geological Survey put it at 7.8.

But a tsunami warning that led to mass evacuations was downgraded after large swells hit Wellington, in the North Island, and Christchurch, the South Island's largest city.

New Zealand lies in the seismically active "Ring of Fire", a 40,000 km arc of volcanoes and oceanic trenches that partly encircles the Pacific Ocean. Around 90 percent of the world's earthquakes occur within this region.

MARKET REACTION

Stock exchange operator NZX Ltd said financial markets would be open as usual, although many offices in the capital were closed. The NZX said its Wellington staff were working remotely.

A flurry of listed property companies, including Investore Property and Argosy Property , issued notices to the NZX saying they were engaging structural engineers to examine buildings for any damage. Initial inspections showed limited impact.

The New Zealand dollar fell as low as $0.7086 after the quake, from around $0.7125 before it struck, but recovered to $0.7110. The 2011 earthquake was not all bad news for the local currency, as it sparked a building boom and resulted in a huge net inflow of insurance payments.

PM POSTPONES TRIP

Key was meeting national emergency officials later on Monday morning and postponed a trip to Argentina, where he had planned to hold a series of trade meetings ahead of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders' summit in Peru later in the week.

"The situation is still unfolding and we don't yet know the full extent of the damage," Key said. "I believe it is better that I remain in New Zealand in the coming days to offer my assistance and support."

Key said he hoped to travel to the tourist town of Kaikoura, which appeared to have borne the brunt of the quake, later on Monday.

St. John Ambulance said it was sending helicopters carrying medical and rescue personnel to Kaikoura, where at least one of the casualties was found in a collapsed house. The South Island town, a popular destination for whale watching, was completely cut off and officials said there were reports of a collapsed building.

Kevin Heays, of Environment Canterbury in Kaikoura, told Radio New Zealand there had been a lot of damage to roads.

"There are a lot of poles down," he said. "I'd say we will be without power for a long, long time. I understand that the roads north and south are out so we are pretty well isolated."

Local television reported that water to the town had also been cut off. A Reuters photographer about 60 km from the town reported damage to roads, bridges and railway lines.

GRIDLOCK

In Wellington residents caused gridlock on the roads to Mount Victoria, a hill with a lookout over the low-lying coastal city.

Around 100 people, including children sleeping on floors and benches, were camped out in the distinctive parliament "Beehive" building.

"I never thought I would go to a parliament in my pyjamas," said German tourist Agatha Blasinski, 35, who had been sleeping in a Wellington backpackers' hostel when the quake struck.

Residents were advised to stay away from the central business district on Monday and the train network was closed for checks. Wellington International airport was open, however, although some arriving and departing flights were delayed.

In Christchurch, where tsunami sirens continued intermittently, three evacuation centres were accepting residents. Police set up roadblocks to prevent people from returning to lower-lying coastal areas.

Pictures shared on social media showed buckled roads, smashed glass and goods toppled from shelves in shops in Wellington and the upper South Island.

There was initial confusion when emergency services first said there was no tsunami threat.

Christchurch Civil Defence Controller John Mackie said that while the earthquake was centered inland, the fault line extended offshore for a considerable distance. That meant that seismic activity could cause movement out at sea, leading to a tsunami.

(Additional reporting by Greg Stutchbury in WELLINGTON, Jame Freed, Wayne Cole and Jane Wardell in SYDNEY; Writing by Lincoln Feast and Jane Wardell; Editing by Neil Fullick and Alex Richardson)
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Powerful earthquake shakes New Zealand, two killed
Post by: azozeo on November 14, 2016, 12:29:08 PM
Not sure how great Kiwiland is for a Bugout location.  :icon_scratch:

RE

https://www.yahoo.com/news/magnitude-7-4-earthquake-strikes-near-christchurch-zealand-112145924.html (https://www.yahoo.com/news/magnitude-7-4-earthquake-strikes-near-christchurch-zealand-112145924.html)

Powerful earthquake shakes New Zealand, two killed
[Reuters]
By Charlotte Greenfield and Greg Stutchbury
ReutersNovember 13, 2016

(https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/5LZ0MsDqIW61K44UeLhp8Q--/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjtzbT0xO3c9MTAyNDtoPTY4MTtpbD1wbGFuZQ--/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/afp.com/c90c498269ff8ba12563fa177e76c589daebf620.jpg)

The quake struck shortly after 8 am local time (1400 GMT) about 16 miles north of the city Chilecito in Argentina&#39;s La Rioja province
View photos
The quake struck shortly after 8 am local time (1400 GMT) about 16 miles north of the city Chilecito in Argentina's La Rioja province (AFP Photo/Olivier Morin)

By Charlotte Greenfield and Greg Stutchbury

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - A powerful earthquake rocked New Zealand on Monday killing at least two people, damaging roads and buildings, and prompting a tsunami warning that sent thousands fleeing to higher ground.

Emergency response teams were flying by helicopter to the region at the epicenter of the 7.8 magnitude quake, some 91 km (57 miles) northeast of Christchurch in the South Island, amid reports of injuries and collapsed buildings.

Hundreds of aftershocks, the strongest measuring 6.1 magnitude, continued to shake the country well into mid-morning, after the initial quake struck minutes after midnight.

Powerlines and telecommunications were down, and daylight revealed sizeable cracks in roads and damage to infrastructure.

"It was the most significant shock I can remember in Wellington," Prime Minister John Key told reporters at a dawn news conference from the parliament's underground bunker in the capital city. "There will be quite major costs around roads and infrastructure."

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull pledged assistance.

The first tremor struck just 23 km (14 miles) deep, jolting many from their sleep and raising memories of the 6.3 magnitude Christchurch quake in 2011, which killed 185 people. New Zealand's Geonet measured Monday's quake at magnitude 7.5, while the U.S. Geological Survey put it at 7.8.

But a tsunami warning that led to mass evacuations was downgraded after large swells hit Wellington, in the North Island, and Christchurch, the South Island's largest city.

New Zealand lies in the seismically active "Ring of Fire", a 40,000 km arc of volcanoes and oceanic trenches that partly encircles the Pacific Ocean. Around 90 percent of the world's earthquakes occur within this region.

MARKET REACTION

Stock exchange operator NZX Ltd said financial markets would be open as usual, although many offices in the capital were closed. The NZX said its Wellington staff were working remotely.

A flurry of listed property companies, including Investore Property and Argosy Property , issued notices to the NZX saying they were engaging structural engineers to examine buildings for any damage. Initial inspections showed limited impact.

The New Zealand dollar fell as low as $0.7086 after the quake, from around $0.7125 before it struck, but recovered to $0.7110. The 2011 earthquake was not all bad news for the local currency, as it sparked a building boom and resulted in a huge net inflow of insurance payments.

PM POSTPONES TRIP

Key was meeting national emergency officials later on Monday morning and postponed a trip to Argentina, where he had planned to hold a series of trade meetings ahead of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders' summit in Peru later in the week.

"The situation is still unfolding and we don't yet know the full extent of the damage," Key said. "I believe it is better that I remain in New Zealand in the coming days to offer my assistance and support."

Key said he hoped to travel to the tourist town of Kaikoura, which appeared to have borne the brunt of the quake, later on Monday.

St. John Ambulance said it was sending helicopters carrying medical and rescue personnel to Kaikoura, where at least one of the casualties was found in a collapsed house. The South Island town, a popular destination for whale watching, was completely cut off and officials said there were reports of a collapsed building.

Kevin Heays, of Environment Canterbury in Kaikoura, told Radio New Zealand there had been a lot of damage to roads.

"There are a lot of poles down," he said. "I'd say we will be without power for a long, long time. I understand that the roads north and south are out so we are pretty well isolated."

Local television reported that water to the town had also been cut off. A Reuters photographer about 60 km from the town reported damage to roads, bridges and railway lines.

GRIDLOCK

In Wellington residents caused gridlock on the roads to Mount Victoria, a hill with a lookout over the low-lying coastal city.

Around 100 people, including children sleeping on floors and benches, were camped out in the distinctive parliament "Beehive" building.

"I never thought I would go to a parliament in my pyjamas," said German tourist Agatha Blasinski, 35, who had been sleeping in a Wellington backpackers' hostel when the quake struck.

Residents were advised to stay away from the central business district on Monday and the train network was closed for checks. Wellington International airport was open, however, although some arriving and departing flights were delayed.

In Christchurch, where tsunami sirens continued intermittently, three evacuation centres were accepting residents. Police set up roadblocks to prevent people from returning to lower-lying coastal areas.

Pictures shared on social media showed buckled roads, smashed glass and goods toppled from shelves in shops in Wellington and the upper South Island.

There was initial confusion when emergency services first said there was no tsunami threat.

Christchurch Civil Defence Controller John Mackie said that while the earthquake was centered inland, the fault line extended offshore for a considerable distance. That meant that seismic activity could cause movement out at sea, leading to a tsunami.

(Additional reporting by Greg Stutchbury in WELLINGTON, Jame Freed, Wayne Cole and Jane Wardell in SYDNEY; Writing by Lincoln Feast and Jane Wardell; Editing by Neil Fullick and Alex Richardson)


That quake was strong enough to produce plasma discharges from Earth.  :o

http://www.youtube.com/v/pHmgJ2R3cT4&fs=1
Title: 7.3-magnitude earthquake strikes off Japan near Fukushima
Post by: RE on November 21, 2016, 02:58:33 PM
http://www.cnn.com/2016/11/21/asia/japan-earthquake/ (http://www.cnn.com/2016/11/21/asia/japan-earthquake/)

7.3-magnitude earthquake strikes off Japan
Emanuella Grinberg-Profile-Image1

By Emanuella Grinberg, CNN

Updated 5:34 PM ET, Mon November 21, 2016
japan earthquake tsunami gray lead_00002707

nepal earthquake comparision biggest japan haiti bpu orig_00001016.jpg
Big quakes caught on tape
orig 5 most powerful earthquakes on record npr_00002704.jpg
5 most powerful recorded earthquakes
Cascadia fault danger orig_00023122.jpg
The tsunami everyone sees coming
earthquake america risk doubles orig nws_00000206.jpg
America's earthquake risk doubles
japan earthquake tsunami gray lead_00002707.jpg
Japan bracing for tsunami after earthquake
earthquake early warning system orig mg_00002310.jpg
Why aren't earthquake warnings better?
A house destroyed by the 2011 earthquake.
Remembering Japan's 2011 earthquake disaster
pkg simon orig earthquake swarm_00010830.jpg
Earthquake swarms sign of the big one?
nepal earthquake comparision biggest japan haiti bpu orig_00001016.jpg
Big quakes caught on tape
orig 5 most powerful earthquakes on record npr_00002704.jpg
5 most powerful recorded earthquakes
Cascadia fault danger orig_00023122.jpg
The tsunami everyone sees coming
earthquake america risk doubles orig nws_00000206.jpg
America's earthquake risk doubles
japan earthquake tsunami gray lead_00002707.jpg
Japan bracing for tsunami after earthquake
earthquake early warning system orig mg_00002310.jpg
Why aren't earthquake warnings better?
A house destroyed by the 2011 earthquake.
Remembering Japan's 2011 earthquake disaster
pkg simon orig earthquake swarm_00010830.jpg
Earthquake swarms sign of the big one?
Story highlights

    "Please do not think that you are safe. Please evacuate to high grounds," NHK network says
    Tsunami waves observed off coast of Iwaki City

(CNN)A tsunami warning is in effect for Japan's Fukushima Prefecture after a 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck off Honshu at 5:59 a.m. Tuesday (3:59 p.m. Monday ET), according to the Japan Meteorological Agency.
A tsunami wave of 1-3 meters (3-10 feet) is possible, according to the agency. The US Geological Survey put the magnitude at 6.9, striking 37 kilometers (23 miles) east-southeast of Namie off the country's east coast at a depth of 11.4 kilometers (7 miles).

Two aftershocks were reported by USGS, one 5.4 and one 4.8.
A tsunami wave has already been spotted 22 kilometers off the coast of Iwaki City in Fukushima Prefecture, CNN affiliate NHK reported. Images of the port showed waves that the broadcaster described as "backwash" that happens before a tsunami hits shore.
Video on social media from Onahama featured sounds of sirens in response to the warning in effect.
What to do if a tsunami strikes
NHK urged the public to evacuate, cautioning that even if waves appear low in the ocean they can rise as they reach shore. The broadcaster reminded people to dress warmly in the cold rain and urged them to help others leave.
"Please do not think that you are safe. Please evacuate to high grounds," the network said. "Please think about the worst-case scenario and evacuate right away."
CNN Map
7.3-magnitude earthquake
© Mapbox © OpenStreetMap Improve this map
Earthquakes are common in Japan. The most recent was a 6.2 magnitude in late October near Kurayoshi, a city to the west of Osaka, which caused a handful of injuries.
The epicenter of this latest earthquake was not far south of the 2011 quake that caused a devastating tsunami, damaged nuclear reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi plant and killed more than 15,000 people. The devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan will rank among the costliest natural disasters on record.
The 2011 quake moved Japan's coast 8 feet and shifted the Earth's axis, ranking among the costliest natural disasters on record.
Tokyo Electric Power Company Inc. said there had been no change in radiation levels at Fukushima Daiichi, according to NHK. Authorities are working to confirm reports that the reactor's cooling system stopped, NHK reported.
There is no tsunami threat to Hawaii as a result of the quake, the Honolulu Department of Emergency Management said.
Developing story - more to come

CNN's Taylor Ward contributed to this report.
Title: Re: 7.3-magnitude earthquake strikes off Japan near Fukushima
Post by: g on November 21, 2016, 03:34:52 PM
Oh No!

Now we got some real frigging DOOM.

All developing news items welcomed and please post in great haste Diners.

Alt media is the only place to look, Japan MSM will hide factual data.

Going to try Corbetts site, he's on the scene and reliable.    :o :o :o :o :o ::) ::) ::) ::)
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: g on November 21, 2016, 03:40:39 PM
from BBC                      http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-38059371 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-38059371) :icon_study:
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: g on November 21, 2016, 03:43:11 PM
downgraded to 6.9
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: g on November 21, 2016, 03:55:31 PM
Predicting a 10 ft tsunami.  ::)

Imagine the force and power of that thing headed your way. A bad day for many, that's for sure.  :(
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On - Earth's wobble & tilt data 2016/2015
Post by: azozeo on November 23, 2016, 04:05:37 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/pgGWIL94odw&fs=1
Title: Nicaragua Quake-a-Cane Collapse Double Header
Post by: RE on November 24, 2016, 02:43:21 PM
Earthquake and Hurricane on the SAME Day!

They hit the Collapse Double Header of the Decade!

RE

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/11/24/magnitude-7-0-offshore-quake-rattles-central-america-nicaragua-declares-state-emergency.html (http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/11/24/magnitude-7-0-offshore-quake-rattles-central-america-nicaragua-declares-state-emergency.html)

The Americas
Magnitude 7.0 offshore quake rattles Central America; Nicaragua declares state of emergency
Published November 24, 2016 FoxNews.com

(http://a57.foxnews.com/images.foxnews.com/content/fox-news/world/2016/11/24/strengthened-hurricane-otto-nears-nicaragua-and-costa-rica-coasts/_jcr_content/par/featured_image/media-0.img.jpg/876/493/1480004742557.jpg?ve=1&tl=1)
Civil Defense workers look the area where a couple was killed after their home was destroyed by a mudslide in Arraijan on the outskirts of Panama City, Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016. Civil defense officials in Panama say the country has already seen three deaths blamed on late-season Tropical Storm Otto. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)

Civil Defense workers look the area where a couple was killed after their home was destroyed by a mudslide in Arraijan on the outskirts of Panama City, Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016. Civil defense officials in Panama say the country has already seen three deaths blamed on late-season Tropical Storm Otto. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)  (ap)

A magnitude 7.0 earthquake hit off the Pacific coasts of Nicaragua and El Salvador on Thursday, promoting tsunami alerts in both Central American nations.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the epicenter was about 95 miles (153 kilometers) south-southwest of the port of El Triunfo, El Salvador. The quake was felt in various points of Central America including Guatemala, Nicaragua and Costa Rica.

There are no immediate reports of damages or injuries from the quake. Lina Pohl, El Salvador’s environment minister, said there was a tsunami alert. She said that waves 6 feet (3 meters) high might hit the coast.

Officials in Nicaragua also issued a tsunami alert.
Related News...

    'Otto' expected to recover hurricane force, make landfall in Costa Rica
    Unusually late Hurricane Otto takes aim at Central America
    Otto reaches hurricane strength on approach to Central America

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega also declared a state of emergency as the country is also facing Category 2 Hurricane Otto, which made landfall about an hour before the quake.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said the unusually strong late-season hurricane hit land just north of the Costa Rican border near the town of San Juan de Nicaragua. The center called Otto dangerous in part because of the heavy rains and storm surge it carries.

Heavy rains from the storm have already been blamed for three deaths in Panama.

The center said Otto will continue to move across southern Nicaragua and northern Costa Rica and is expected to weaken to a tropical storm by Thursday night.

Nicaragua closed schools and was evacuating more than 10,000 people from communities in the storm's path. Heavy rains were expected to affect the entire country, raising the possibility of flooding and landslides.

Officials in Costa Rica ordered the evacuation of 4,000 people from its Caribbean coast and called off school nationwide for the rest of the week. Heavy rain was already causing flooding in some areas and the president announced that public employees would not have to work Thursday or Friday.

By Thursday morning, 16 government shelters in Costa Rica held about 1,335 evacuees. People often take shelter with relatives during such evacuations.

The storm caused heavy rains in Panama as it moved roughly parallel to that nation's northern coast, killing three people there.

Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solis said Otto could damage the country's important coffee and agriculture sectors.

Nicaragua also feared damage for impoverished farmers and to coffee crops that are almost ready for harvest.

Otto "could seriously jeopardize food security for small-holder farmers who rely on maize, beans, cocoa, honey, coffee and livestock for their livelihoods," said Jennifer Zapata, a regional director for Heifer International, a U.S.-based anti-poverty group.

Otto was moving west near 9 mph (15 kph) and the hurricane center said it could re-emerge over the Pacific as a tropical storm.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Title: Indonesia earthquake kills at least 52
Post by: RE on December 07, 2016, 12:13:17 AM
Shake, baby, shake....Shake just one time for RE...

http://www.youtube.com/v/m_qU29rVAm8

RE

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2016/12/06/strong-earthquake-hits-off-sumatra/95061976/ (http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2016/12/06/strong-earthquake-hits-off-sumatra/95061976/)

Indonesia earthquake kills at least 52
Melanie Eversley , USA TODAY 2:54 a.m. EST December 7, 2016
sumatra

(Photo: Zian Muttaqien, AFP/Getty Images)
1114 CONNECTTWEETLINKEDIN 1 COMMENTEMAILMORE

At least 52 people died Wednesday after a magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck off the coast of Indonesia, the U.S. Geological Survey and other sources reported.

Indonesia's national disaster mitigation agency said 78 people suffered serious injuries and dozens more were feared trapped in collapsed and damaged buildings.

The death toll was expected to rise.

story from Doctors Without Borders

Doctors Without Borders: ‘You can have an impact’

The shallow earthquake struck at 5:03 a.m. local time (5 p.m. ET Tuesday) and was centered about 6 miles north of Reuleut, a town in northern Aceh. It had a depth of 11 miles. It did not generate a tsunami.
ADVERTISING
inRead invented by Teads

"The earthquake was felt strongly and many people panicked and rushed outdoors as houses collapsed," Sutopo Nugroho of Indonesia's National Disaster Management Agency, said in a statement.

The quake was another terrifying reminder of their region’s vulnerability to natural disasters. More than 100,000 died in Aceh after the Dec. 26, 2004, earthquake triggered a devastating tsunami.
A boy sits on the rubble of a building that collapsed

A boy sits on the rubble of a building that collapsed after an earthquake in Pidie Jaya, Aceh province, Indonesia, on Dec. 7. (Photo: AP)

“It was very bad, the tremors felt even stronger than 2004 earthquake,” Musman Aziz, a resident of the area, told the Associated Press. “I was so scared the tsunami was coming.”

At least seven children are among the dead, Said Mulyadi, deputy district chief of Pidie Jaya, the region hardest hit, told the Guardian.

More than 40 buildings including several mosques were flattened in the district located 11 miles southwest of the of the epicenter.

Indonesia is prone to earthquakes due to its location on the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” an arc of volcanoes and fault lines in the Pacific Basin, the AP said. The 2004 quake and tsunami killed a total of 230,000 people in a dozen countries.
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On 6.8 N. Cali-Coast
Post by: azozeo on December 08, 2016, 10:11:58 AM
http://www.youtube.com/v/UeQi7zUgYfM&fs=1
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On 6.8 N. Cali-Coast
Post by: azozeo on December 08, 2016, 10:14:13 AM
http://www.youtube.com/v/UeQi7zUgYfM&fs=1


http://www.youtube.com/v/BIl-YMB4XqU&fs=1
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On 8.0 Soloman Is.
Post by: azozeo on December 08, 2016, 01:08:28 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/8DFi91wvWp8&fs=1
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: Palloy on December 09, 2016, 03:05:57 PM
There have been 45 other earthquakes of 4.5+ within 50 Km of the big one, which equaled the biggest ever recorded in the Solomons.  Three of them were 6.1+, two in the last hour.

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/#%7B%22autoUpdate%22%3A%5B%22autoUpdate%22%5D%2C%22basemap%22%3A%22terrain%22%2C%22feed%22%3A%2230day_m45%22%2C%22listFormat%22%3A%22default%22%2C%22mapposition%22%3A%5B%5B-11.851223169778889%2C160.82061767578125%5D%2C%5B-9.495117117409297%2C162.4383544921875%5D%5D%2C%22overlays%22%3A%5B%22plates%22%5D%2C%22restrictListToMap%22%3A%5B%22restrictListToMap%22%5D%2C%22search%22%3Anull%2C%22sort%22%3A%22largest%22%2C%22timezone%22%3A%22utc%22%2C%22viewModes%22%3A%5B%22list%22%2C%22map%22%2C%22settings%22%5D%2C%22event%22%3Anull%7D (http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/#%7B%22autoUpdate%22%3A%5B%22autoUpdate%22%5D%2C%22basemap%22%3A%22terrain%22%2C%22feed%22%3A%2230day_m45%22%2C%22listFormat%22%3A%22default%22%2C%22mapposition%22%3A%5B%5B-11.851223169778889%2C160.82061767578125%5D%2C%5B-9.495117117409297%2C162.4383544921875%5D%5D%2C%22overlays%22%3A%5B%22plates%22%5D%2C%22restrictListToMap%22%3A%5B%22restrictListToMap%22%5D%2C%22search%22%3Anull%2C%22sort%22%3A%22largest%22%2C%22timezone%22%3A%22utc%22%2C%22viewModes%22%3A%5B%22list%22%2C%22map%22%2C%22settings%22%5D%2C%22event%22%3Anull%7D)

(https://doomsteaddiner.net/palloy/images/Makira.earthquakes.png)

The area is a classical Subduction Zone, with the Australian plate being pushed under the Pacific plate, with the latter's edge crumbling as it adjusts.
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: Palloy on December 12, 2016, 05:19:59 PM
Seems to have finished now.  66 quakes at 4.5+ in 4 days. Nothing in the last day.

(https://doomsteaddiner.net/palloy/images/Makira.earthquakes.2.png)
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: RE on December 12, 2016, 06:27:33 PM
Seems to have finished now.  66 quakes at 4.5+ in 4 days.

How many peta-joules of energy is that transferred into the ocean over the last 4 days?

RE
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: azozeo on December 13, 2016, 12:06:36 PM
http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/northwest/mount-st-helens-shakes-120-times-within-a-week-as-volcano-recharges-scientists-say/ (http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/northwest/mount-st-helens-shakes-120-times-within-a-week-as-volcano-recharges-scientists-say/)

In less than a week, four swarms of more than 120 earthquakes shook Mount St. Helens in late November. Although they were too small to be felt even by someone standing directly over their epicenters, scientists say they reveal the volcano is likely recharging.

“Each of these little earthquakes is a clue and a reminder we are marching toward an eruption someday,” said Weston Thelen, a U.S. Geological Survey seismologist with the Cascades Volcano Observatory in Vancouver.

However, “there’s nothing in this little modest seismicity, and none since 2008, that is a really good indicator of when that eruption will be.”

The earthquakes occurred between 1 and 2 miles below the surface and most registered at magnitudes of 0.3 or less; the largest was a magnitude 0.5. While the quakes are too small for human perception, scientists are able to study them thanks to sensitive seismometers stationed around the mountain.
More on Mount St. Helens

How The Seattle Times covered the Mount St. Helens eruption 36 years ago

 

As magma comes into the volcano’s system and is stored, scientists think that it releases gases and fluids that travel up into cracks, pressurizing and lubricating them, and causing small quakes.

“We know Mount St. Helens is slowly repressurizing. We can’t see it, but we think it’s inflating subtly,” said Liz Westby, a Cascades Volcano Observatory geologist.

Indeed, USGS scientists haven’t detected any anomalous gases or increases in ground inflation since the earthquake swarm.

“St. Helens is a well-behaved volcano, as far as we can tell,” Thelen said.

Westby said researchers have seen these kinds of earthquake swarms before.

Similar seismic episodes occurred during recharge periods between 1986 and the 2004 eruption; the small earthquake clusters resumed shortly after the eruption ended in 2008 and have continued periodically. Most recently, swarm earthquakes were detected in March through May of this year.

Scientists don’t exactly know how the volcano’s plumbing is laid out, but the little earthquake clusters give them a slightly clearer picture of what’s happening beneath the surface. By measuring how the speed of the seismic waves change as they move through the earth, researchers can better understand rock densities and where magma chambers are.

“These quakes don’t happen very often; you have to really exploit the ones we do get,” Westby said. “(It) gives us a better understanding of what’s going on and tells us where we need to do more research.”
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: Palloy on December 13, 2016, 12:23:37 PM
Quote
How many peta-joules of energy is that transferred into the ocean over the last 4 days?

Not so many actually, compared to other things going on. 

The average rate of heat migrating from the earth's core to the surface is 91.6 mW/m2, with the locations of higher readings being where the plates are moving apart.  Of this only 1% is due to volcanoes and earthquakes, while the bulk is by convection.

The amount of heat reaching the surface from below is almost nothing (0.03%) compared to that reaching the surface from above (from the Sun).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth%27s_internal_heat_budget
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On St. Helens has a dome
Post by: azozeo on December 14, 2016, 02:45:14 AM
http://www.youtube.com/v/ic7ely_TeJY&fs=1
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On 5.0 strikes N. Cali
Post by: azozeo on December 14, 2016, 12:38:24 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/pA82H29SMzg&fs=1
Title: Powerful 8.0 magnitude earthquake hits off Papau New Guinea
Post by: RE on December 17, 2016, 06:16:41 AM
8.0 is getting into real SHAKER territory!

RE


http://www.aol.com/article/news/2016/12/17/powerful-8-0-magnitude-earthquake-hits-off-papau-new-guinea/21629947/ (http://www.aol.com/article/news/2016/12/17/powerful-8-0-magnitude-earthquake-hits-off-papau-new-guinea/21629947/)

Powerful 8.0 magnitude earthquake hits off Papau New Guinea

Thomson Reuters
Jason Neely
Dec 17th 2016 7:00AM

Dec 17 (Reuters) - A magnitude 8.0 earthquake struck 157 km (98 miles) east of Rabaul, Papua New Guinea on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported, prompting a warning about tsunami waves in the region.

"Widespread hazardous tsunami waves are possible," the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) said in a message following the quake, which struck the New Ireland region of Papua New Guinea at a depth of 73 km.

The PTWC said tsunami waves were possible in the next three hours along some coasts of not only Papua New Guinea but also Indonesia, the Solomon Islands, Pohnpei, Chuuk, Nauru, Kosrae and Vanuatu.

RELATED: Aftermath of New Zealand earthquake
Slideshow preview image
25 PHOTOS
Aftermath of New Zealand earthquake
See Gallery

New Zealand also issued a tsunami warning, while Hawaii and Australia said there was no threat to their coastlines.

"We're continuing to assess the situation ... at this stage we are advising New Zealanders to stay off the beaches, stay out of the water, not go sightseeing and to listen to the radio and TV," a spokeswoman for the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management said.

"At this stage, the warning's been issued for the whole of NZ," she said.
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: azozeo on December 17, 2016, 09:31:02 AM
There was a second 8.0 as well.
Could be an increase in geological activity until after the cosmic wave hits Earth on 12-26-16
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: Palloy on December 17, 2016, 01:27:57 PM
Now downgraded to 7.9

(https://doomsteaddiner.net/palloy/images/New.Ireland.earthquakes.png)
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On ... A restless Earth !
Post by: azozeo on December 19, 2016, 04:26:00 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/XX7whIktHWQ&fs=1
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On 7.9 Chile
Post by: azozeo on December 25, 2016, 02:51:01 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/vLVfeMEtEqo&fs=1
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: Palloy on December 25, 2016, 05:14:42 PM
That is an example of someone successfully making an earthquake prediction, which conventional seismologists say is inherently impossible.  So it would be interesting to know on what basis the prediction was made - but none is given in the video, other than it was after the 6.4 in Peru. 

Given that this a classic subduction zone, there must have been some (difficult to calculate, but real) probability of this happening anyway.  He does imply that he was saying "somewhere along the S. American west coast" (7,000 Km) and within 7 days (which it was, just), is a fairly vague claim. 

You can't have everyone in western South America going onto "earthquake imminent" status on a 1% probability prediction, so what %age would you? And at what %age did HE make it?
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On - SWARM W. Nev.
Post by: azozeo on December 28, 2016, 05:08:33 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/Zq9nvgbbcxM&fs=1
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: azozeo on January 04, 2017, 01:07:28 PM
2017-01-02 - Earthquakes continue at the California-Mexico border, 250 small quakes since New Year's Eve:
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-quake-swarms-20170101-story.html (http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-quake-swarms-20170101-story.html)
http://www.sott.net/article/338379-Earthquakes-continue-at-California-Mexico-border-250-small-quakes-since-New-Years-Eve (http://www.sott.net/article/338379-Earthquakes-continue-at-California-Mexico-border-250-small-quakes-since-New-Years-Eve)

Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On HIGH ALERT for San Andreas
Post by: azozeo on January 08, 2017, 12:19:41 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/_Jg7aYAbPuc&fs=1
Title: Deepest Quake in Recorded History has Struck/Magma Layer
Post by: azozeo on January 10, 2017, 03:14:19 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/CjFPxiqHvi4&fs=1
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On 4 more quakes in Italy
Post by: azozeo on January 18, 2017, 09:14:02 AM
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/italy-earthquake-today-2017-latest-tremors-shaking-rome-casualties-deaths-damage-aftershocks-a7532721.html (http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/italy-earthquake-today-2017-latest-tremors-shaking-rome-casualties-deaths-damage-aftershocks-a7532721.html)

http://www.youtube.com/v/shdWDdNP9RA&fs=1
Title: Avalanche Buries Hotel Rigopiano in Italy After Earthquakes
Post by: RE on January 19, 2017, 02:35:01 AM
Do you notice the worse Italy's  Economic problems get, the worse their Earthquake problems get?  Is there a correlation here on this?  ???  :icon_scratch:

RE

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/avalanche-buries-hotel-rigopiano-italy-after-earthquake-many-dead-reports-n708716 (http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/avalanche-buries-hotel-rigopiano-italy-after-earthquake-many-dead-reports-n708716)

Avalanche Buries Hotel Rigopiano in Italy After Earthquakes


by Claudio Lavanga and Alastair Jamieson
[Rescuers Battle Heavy Snow to Reach Hotel Buried by Avalanche]
Rescuers Battle Heavy Snow to Reach Hotel Buried by Avalanche 0:33

ROME — An earthquake-triggered avalanche buried a resort hotel in central Italy, leaving up to 29 hotel guests and workers either missing or dead, rescue workers said early Thursday.

Authorities spent the night battling atrocious weather conditions trying to reach the Hotel Rigopiano in the town of Farindola, on the Gran Sasso mountain in the central Abruzzo region.

"There are many dead," Antonio Crocetta from the Abruzzo mountain rescue team told Italy's ANSA news agency.

Fabrizio Curcio, head of Italy's civil protection agency, confirmed that 22 guests registered at the hotel were unaccounted for, along with "six or seven" workers.
Image: An aerial view shows Hotel Rigopiano in Farindola, central Italy, hit by an avalanche
The Hotel Rigopiano after Wednesday's avalanche. HANDOUT / Reuters

Two survivors raised the alarm, including one who was flown to the hospital suffering from hypothermia. One body has been found so far, Curcio said.

A survivor said he escaped because he had gone outside to his car to get something when the avalanche struck, ANSA reported.

Giampaolo Parete, 38, told doctors that his wife and two children were buried in the avalanche, it reported. He said that the car hadn't been buried and that he waited there for rescuers.

Italy's Civil Protection department said overnight that it dispatched a team of 20 rescuers including seven firefighters, two mountain rescue teams and six ambulances. They reached the scene at 4:30 a.m. local time Thursday (10:30 p.m. Wednesday ET).

Local media pictures showed rescuers with shovels digging through a wall of snow, and at least one man being led through the cleared path.

Mounds of snow and debris appear to have smashed through a hotel wall into the lobby.
Image: Piles of snow and rubble cascading down the stairway into the foyer of the Hotel Rigopiano
Piles of snow and rubble cascade down the stairway into the foyer of the Hotel Rigopiano. AP

The region has been shaken by dozens of aftershocks since a major quake last August that killed nearly 300 people and ruined buildings in historic towns and hamlets.

Four strong temblors struck Wednesday morning, adding to problems caused by cold weather and winter storms.

The first, with a preliminary magnitude of 5.3, hit Montereale at about 10:25 a.m. (5:25 a.m. ET), according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Throughout Wednesday, seismologists registered more than 100 aftershocks.
Image: Hotel Rigopiano
The Hotel Rigopiano before the disaster. Ropi / Zuma Press

The four-star, three-story Hotel Rigopiano features a spa and thermal pool and is billed as a luxury retreat with more than 40 rooms. The last tweet on its official account was a message from Wednesday that said: "Due to bad weather the phone lines are down."

In Rome, more than 100 miles away from epicenter, the subway system was closed for several hours Wednesday as a precaution following the quakes.

Maurizio Pelosi, mayor of the town of Capitagno, near the epicenter of Wednesday's quakes, said many local roads were blocked due to the snow even before the temblors.
[FROM JAN. 18: Earthquakes hit Italy; subway in Rome evacuated]
FROM JAN. 18: Earthquakes hit Italy; subway in Rome evacuated 0:24
Title: Papua New Guinea Earthquake Live Updates: 8-Magnitude Quake Triggers Tsunami War
Post by: RE on January 21, 2017, 10:37:22 PM
Shakin' good this week..

RE

http://www.ibtimes.com/papua-new-guinea-earthquake-live-updates-8-magnitude-quake-triggers-tsunami-warnings-2479133 (http://www.ibtimes.com/papua-new-guinea-earthquake-live-updates-8-magnitude-quake-triggers-tsunami-warnings-2479133)

World
Papua New Guinea Earthquake Live Updates: 8-Magnitude Quake Triggers Tsunami Warnings
By Pranshu Rathi @pranshurathi On 01/22/17 AT 12:22 AM

ibt-breaking-news-740x500
Breaking news from International Business Times. Photo: IBTimes

UPDATE: 12:33 a.m. EST — The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC), in an updated forecast, downgraded the magnitude of the earthquake that struck off the coast of the Solomon Islands at 4:30 a.m. UTC (11:30 p.m. EST) to 7.9, from its preliminary magnitude of 8.4. The U.S. Geological Survey has also updated the magnitude of the quake to 7.9, which it now says hit 41 km (about 25 miles) west-northwest of Panguna, Papua New Guinea, at a depth of 136.0 km.

PTWC said that the tsunami waves, which are about 0.3 to 1 meters high, may possibly hit the Solomon Islands and Papa New Guinea. It also expanded its list of regions that may likely be hit by tsunami waves measuring less than 0.3 meters.

The regions in this forecast include American Samoa, Australia, Chuuk, Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, Hawaii, Howland and Baker, Indonesia, Jarvis Island, Johnston Atoll, Kiribati, Kosrae, Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Northern Marianas, Northwester Hawaiian Islands, Palau, Palmyra Island, Ponhnpei, Samoa, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wake Island, Wallis and Futuna and Yap. 

The New Zealand Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management said that it is working on assessing if the earthquake posed any tsunami threat to New Zealand.

Original story:

An earthquake measuring 8.0-magnitude struck 40 km (about 25 miles) west of Panguna in Papua New Guinea at a depth of 153.8 km, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said Sunday.
Related Stories

    Several Missing After Central Italy Avalanche Buries Hotel
    5.4-Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Up Cuba

Although USGS has not issued or confirmed any Tsunami warning, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has issued a possible tsunami threat. There are no reports on casualties or damage as of now.

“Hazardous tsunami waves from this earthquake are possible within the next three hours along some coasts of Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Nauru, Pohnpei, Kosrae, Vanuatu, Chuuk and Indonesia,” the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.

It has also advised people located in the threatened coastal areas to stay alert and added that it will publish an update on the report within an hour.
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On - Arizona crack is growing larger
Post by: azozeo on January 26, 2017, 05:33:52 PM
2017-01-24 - Huge crack in the Earth growing in the desert in Arizona:
http://www.foxnews.com/science/2017/01/25/massive-crack-discovered-in-arizona-desert.html (http://www.foxnews.com/science/2017/01/25/massive-crack-discovered-in-arizona-desert.html)
http://www.12news.com/news/local/arizona/massive-fissure-just-discovered-in-the-arizona-desert/392310176 (http://www.12news.com/news/local/arizona/massive-fissure-just-discovered-in-the-arizona-desert/392310176)
http://www.sott.net/article/340604-Massive-fissure-discovered-in-Arizona-desert (http://www.sott.net/article/340604-Massive-fissure-discovered-in-Arizona-desert)
Title: 6 dead after strong quake shakes southern Philippines
Post by: RE on February 11, 2017, 12:55:08 AM
https://www.yahoo.com/news/strong-6-5-quake-shakes-southern-philippines-usgs-150747751.html (https://www.yahoo.com/news/strong-6-5-quake-shakes-southern-philippines-usgs-150747751.html)

6 dead after strong quake shakes southern Philippines

AFPFebruary 10, 2017

(https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/siEtQbpxbmpxr0hXr3Pb7w--/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjtzbT0xO3c9MTAyNDtoPTY4NDtpbD1wbGFuZQ--/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/afp.com/6e7dde376ae6bc4afaae1189142ebb83a15a29d2.jpg)
A bridge, linking the city of Surigao to nearby towns, damaged after a 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck overnight on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao, on February 11, 2017 (AFP Photo/Erwin Mascarinas)

Surigao City (Philippines) (AFP) - Rescuers dug through rubble Saturday to find survivors after a powerful earthquake struck the southern Philippines, killing at least six people and sending thousands fleeing for safety.

Residents of the southern town of Surigao in Mindanao island spent the night huddled in fear as aftershocks rocked the city following the 6.5-magnitude quake which struck late Friday when many people were already in bed.

Provincial disaster management officer Ramon Gotinga said that most of those killed had died due to falling objects.

But he added that one elderly man was buried in his home when the upper floor collapsed, and despite rescue teams digging throughout the night, they were unable to recover him alive.

Another 80-year-old woman died of a heart attack, Gotinga said, adding that at least 126 people were injured, 15 of them in a serious condition.

The quake damaged many buildings, including in the two-storey Gaisano mall -- one of the city's largest structures -- and shattered windows, sending sharp shards and heavy rubble into the street.

One bridge collapsed and two others were damaged in the quake, which also cracked the city airport's runway, forcing flights to be diverted, the civil defence office added.

"I thought it was the end of the world. The cement on the roads was cracking open," resident Carlos Canseco told ABS-CBN television.

Thousands of terrified residents fled their homes with many running to higher ground, fearing that a tsunami would hit the coastal city of over 152,000 people.

Regional civil defence chief Rosauro Arnel Gonzales said several houses had collapsed and search and rescue teams had been dispatched to make sure no one was inside.

"There are reports of houses that were damaged and they (the rescue teams) have to go around these impacted areas to really ascertain whether there is a need to conduct a rescue," he told AFP.

The disaster also knocked out both power and water services in Surigao City and surrounding areas.

Authorities said they expected power to be restored by Sunday but that it may take as much as three days to bring back water services.

- Mass hysteria -

Many residents spent the night in parking lots and open fields to avoid falling objects or collapsing buildings.

Hospital staff temporarily brought bed-ridden patients outside until the aftershocks eased.

Local journalist Roel Catoto said when he visited a hospital emergency room after the quake, what he found was "mass hysteria."

"There were a lot of wounded patients coming in and all the patients who were (already) confined were rushing outside. They were afraid the hospital would collapse," he told AFP.

Gotinga said residents were still on edge on Saturday.

"They are all still traumatised. At the slightest shaking, they run out in the streets," he said.

President Rodrigo Duterte's spokesman Ernesto Abella assured the public that the government was ready to assist them.

"These are trying times and our hearts go out to Surigao," he told reporters.

The Philippines lies on the so-called Ring of Fire, a vast Pacific Ocean region where many earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur.

The last lethal quake that hit the country measured 7.1-magnitude. It left over 220 people dead and destroyed historic churches when it struck the central islands in October 2013.
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On
Post by: azozeo on March 15, 2017, 04:33:14 AM
2017-03-13 - Earth moving and subsiding, relatively new mansions evacuated, near Lake Hodges (California):
http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Del-Dios-Homes-in-Newer-development-Evacuated-after-signs-of-the-earth-moving-appear-416091553.html (http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Del-Dios-Homes-in-Newer-development-Evacuated-after-signs-of-the-earth-moving-appear-416091553.html)

Quote: "Three homes in a Del Dios development near Lake Hodges were evacuated after the earth beneath them started moving. Behind security gates is a newer development called Cielo, which means sky--appropriately named for its magnificent views from million dollar mansions built on steep hilltops. But the earth beneath at least three of them is starting to move."
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: azozeo on April 09, 2017, 01:15:02 PM
2017-04-07 - USGS manipulating data to hide increase in large earthquakes:
http://www.thebigwobble.org/2017/04/altered-usgs-dataunreliable-volcano.html (http://www.thebigwobble.org/2017/04/altered-usgs-dataunreliable-volcano.html)

Title: Yellowstone earthquake swarm hits entire park, more than 60 on Friday alone
Post by: RE on June 18, 2017, 12:39:07 AM
Too bad AZ is Walkabout.  He would be all over this one.  :o

RE

https://www.intellihub.com/yellowstone-earthquake-swarm-hits-entire-park-more-than-60-on-friday-alone/ (https://www.intellihub.com/yellowstone-earthquake-swarm-hits-entire-park-more-than-60-on-friday-alone/)

Yellowstone earthquake swarm hits entire park, more than 60 on Friday alone

http://www.youtube.com/v/swz7S2szids

Earthquakes as big as 5.0 were recorded on USGS censors placed throughout the Yellowstone region
By Shepard Ambellas -

YELLOWSTONE REGION (INTELLIHUB) — U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) seismology reports conclude that a massive swarm of earthquakes swept through the park triggering more than 60 separate events in which seismographs spiked to magnitudes of up to 5.0. Friday.

Experts fear that the supervolcano is long overdue for an eruption capable of wiping out a vast amount of human, animal, and plant life in the Continental United States.

Scientists currently believe that there’s a 10% chance that a “supervolcanic Category 7 eruption” could take place this century, as pointed out by theoretical physicist Michio Kaku who appeared on a segment for Fox News.
yellowstone
WYOMING — Yellowstone National Park (Jeff Gunn/Flickr)

The grey haired physicist told Shepard Smith that the “danger” we are now facing with the caldera is that it’s long overdue for an eruption which Kaku said could “rip the guts out of the USA.”

Kaku said that a “pocket of lava” located under the park has turned out to be twice as big as scientists originally thought.

Scientist concur that the last eruption of the caldera took place some 640,000 years ago.

The U.S. is currently under contract with at least 4 countries all of which have agreed to house displaced U.S. citizens in the unfortunate event the Yellowstone supervolcano were to erupt. Hundreds of billions of dollars were paid to foreign governments to facilitate the agreement which spans a ten year period from its signing, ending in 2024.

An excerpt from an article I authored in April of 2014 titled: “Report: Brazil, Argentina and Australia sign contracts worth hundreds of billions of dollars to house displaced U.S. populace when Yellowstone supervolcano erupts” reads:

The U.S. plan for relocation was formulated after a recent scientific analysis of the park revealed that Yellowstone’s supervolcano has the potential to violently erupt within the next 10-years as noted by others including the famous astrophysicist Michio Kaku.

In fact, Praag, a Pakistani publication, recently reported:

    It may take up to ten years for pressure in the magma chamber of the super volcano to build. According to Dr. Jean-Philippe Perrillat of the National Centre for Scientific Research in Grenoble, France, “it is the difference in density between the molten magma in the caldera and the surrounding rock big enough for the magma from the chamber to the surface to increase “.

    “The effect is the same as the extra buoyancy of a soccer ball under water fill with air, after which it rises to the surface because the surrounding water poet,” said dr. Perrillat. “If the magma volume is large enough, it should go to the surface to rise and explode like a champagne bottle that ontkurk be.”

    According to Dr. Sipho Mathetwe, the South African government “sympathy for the American challenge (challenge) to Yellowstone, but we have our own challenges in South Africa. There are 200 million white people in America, and if too many of them to South Africa flights, it is a big problem, even though there is enough housing and infrastructure available. It will destabilize the country and may even bring back apartheid. South Africa is not for sale.”

However, according to the report, “Brazil, Argentina and Australia” jumped on the bandwagon, accepting the request from Washington.

The calm before the storm started a few weeks back when researchers noticed a downtick in seismic activity before Friday’s swarm struck.

Earthquake expert “dutchsense” chimed on Yellowstone in a video posted to YouTube on June 15, one day before the swarm occurred, to warn of future activity in the region.

http://www.youtube.com/v/iaW1PUOqcug
Title: Western Montana rattled by strong earthquakes
Post by: RE on July 06, 2017, 01:36:21 AM
Yellowstone just has to blow already!  These lead-ups are getting boring!  ::)

RE

http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-earthquake-montana-20170706-story.html (http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-earthquake-montana-20170706-story.html)

Western Montana rattled by strong earthquakes

(http://www.trbimg.com/img-595de77b/turbine/la-1499326328-dwt6m4p4y0-snap-image/350/350x197)

Lincoln, Montana
(Los Angeles Times)
Associated Press

Two strong earthquakes have hit western Montana.

The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck early Thursday about six miles southeast of Lincoln.

A magnitude 4.5 quake rattled the same general area within a half hour of the bigger one.

The Independent Record reports that people felt the magnitude 5.8 earthquake as far away as Bozeman, Idaho, and Great Falls.

A 76-year-old resident of Helena, which is about 34 miles away from the quake's epicenter, said it was the strongest seismic activity that he had ever felt.

Ray Anderson said his wife told him the temblor woke up the dogs.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or damages.
Title: Entire Volcano in California is “Moving” this is very very BAD
Post by: azozeo on July 18, 2017, 01:29:44 PM
http://www.newsprepper.com/warning-california-volcano-ready-blow-lond-valley-volcano-scientists-warning/ (http://www.newsprepper.com/warning-california-volcano-ready-blow-lond-valley-volcano-scientists-warning/)

http://www.youtube.com/v/X714vLI1WT4&fs=1
Title: Re: Entire Volcano in California is “Moving” this is very very BAD
Post by: azozeo on July 19, 2017, 10:47:57 AM
http://www.newsprepper.com/warning-california-volcano-ready-blow-lond-valley-volcano-scientists-warning/ (http://www.newsprepper.com/warning-california-volcano-ready-blow-lond-valley-volcano-scientists-warning/)

http://www.youtube.com/v/X714vLI1WT4&fs=1


In other countries, evacuation notices would be served....
Negative earthquakes are being registered. That means they're above ground in the volcano. HO-LEE SHIT  :coffee:

http://www.youtube.com/v/tdH81O1csH4&fs=1
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On More action in Mammoth Ca.
Post by: azozeo on July 23, 2017, 01:24:55 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/YwwZyqUWNaU&fs=1
Title: Earthquake Shakes Central Oklahoma, One Of 7 In 28 Hours
Post by: RE on August 03, 2017, 03:28:51 AM
http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/08/03/541298754/earthquake-shakes-central-oklahoma-one-of-7-in-28-hours (http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/08/03/541298754/earthquake-shakes-central-oklahoma-one-of-7-in-28-hours)

Earthquake Shakes Central Oklahoma, One Of 7 In 28 Hours

August 3, 20174:23 AM ET

James Doubek
(http://media.npr.org/assets/img/2017/08/03/earthquake-64d175441f9ee80260e3b09bdcdbe06793168e73-s400-c85.jpg)
The U.S. Geological Survey shows the location of Wednesday's earthquake in central Oklahoma.
U.S. Geological Survey

An earthquake of preliminary magnitude 4.2 hit central Oklahoma Wednesday night, the U.S. Geological Survey said, the sixth earthquake to affect the area in just over 24 hours.

Four hours later, a less intense earthquake of a preliminary magnitude 3.5 struck the area in the early hours of Thursday.

The quake late Wednesday was the largest magnitude earthquake to strike the area, near the city of Edmond, since Tuesday night. The USGS said the earthquake was "widely felt" in Edmond and northern Oklahoma City, which is located about 15 miles away. It happened a few minutes before 10 p.m. local time at a preliminary depth of 2.3 kilometers (1.43 miles).

The Edmond police department said on Twitter that no significant damage had been reported.

Residents said the "earthquake cracked floors and walls, and knocked household items off shelves and counters," reporter Joe Wertz of StateImpact Oklahoma reports for NPR.

Around 1.3 million people live in the greater affected area, Reuters reported, though the population of Edmond alone is only around 90,000.

The city said on Twitter that two power substations were affected by a power outage and "large areas of east and northeast Edmond" had lost power. Oklahoma City's News9 said more than 4,600 people lost power. Shortly after 11 p.m. local time, the city said all power had been restored.
Reading, Writing And Fracking? What The Oil Industry Teaches Oklahoma Students
Energy
Reading, Writing And Fracking? What The Oil Industry Teaches Oklahoma Students

Since Tuesday night, the USGS reported five earthquakes of magnitude between 3.0 and 3.5, each located in the same area about 4 miles east-northeast of Edmond. Another earthquake struck earlier Wednesday with a magnitude of 2.6.

The USGS described the impact near the epicenter of earthquakes on the lower end of the range between 4.0 and 4.9:

    "Felt indoors by many, outdoors by few during the day. At night, some awakened. Dishes, windows, doors disturbed; walls make cracking sound. Sensation like heavy truck striking building. Standing motor cars rocked noticeably."

Oklahoma experienced one of its biggest earthquakes in state history last year, measured at a 5.6 magnitude.

Earthquakes in Oklahoma used to be rare and are a recent phenomenon. Scientists have linked earthquakes to the disposal process of wastewater from hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.

But "seismic activity has surged in recent years," Wertz says. "Scientists link the quake boom to the widespread oil industry practice of pumping waste fluid into underground disposal wells."

Wertz reports that the quakes have become less frequent since regulators introduced new restrictions on disposal wells.
Title: Ground around Yellowstone deforms after 1500 quakes this summer
Post by: azozeo on August 12, 2017, 01:06:29 PM
2017-08-10 - The ground around the Yellowstone supervolcano has deformed after 1,500 quakes this summer:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4779550/See-ground-deformed-Yellowstone-volcano.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4779550/See-ground-deformed-Yellowstone-volcano.html)
http://www.sott.net/article/359023-The-ground-around-the-Yellowstone-supervolcano-has-deformed-after-1500-quakes-this-summer (http://www.sott.net/article/359023-The-ground-around-the-Yellowstone-supervolcano-has-deformed-after-1500-quakes-this-summer)
Title: 8 threatening volcanoes, USGS says California deserves close monitoring
Post by: azozeo on August 12, 2017, 01:33:26 PM
http://www.sfgate.com/local/science/article/With-8-dangerous-volcanoes-California-has-a-11746331.php (http://www.sfgate.com/local/science/article/With-8-dangerous-volcanoes-California-has-a-11746331.php)

With the world's top volcanologists heading to Portland, Ore., on Aug. 14 for the first international volcanology assembly held in the U.S. since 1989, the many famous, prominent and dangerous volcanoes of the West Coast will be the subject of field trips and much discussion.

Throughout the Cascade Range to southern California, the West Coast is home to most of the country's highest-threat volcanoes, as ranked by the United State Geological Survey. And California has its share.

While Mount Shasta unsurprisingly tops USGS's list of very-high threat volcanoes in California, there are seven other volcanic areas in the state that are also young, nervy, jacked up on magma and "likely to erupt."

Scientists know from geophysical and geochemical research that these volcanoes have molten rock, magma, "in their roots," said Margaret Mangan, Scientist-in-Charge at the California Volcano Observatory. "I call them the watch-list volcanoes."

                                                                                                                                       
(http://ww2.hdnux.com/photos/64/10/41/13666405/3/460x1240.jpg)


USGS caption: Volcanoes of very high to low threat are scattered throughout California, from the Oregon border (north) to Mexico (south). Other older volcanoes in California are of less concern. California’s volcano watch list is subject to change as new data on past eruptive activity are collected, as volcanic unrest changes, and as populations in threatened areas grow or decline.

On watch

As listed by the California observatory, the eight fall into three danger categories:

    Very-high threat: Mount Shasta, Lassen Volcanic Center and Long Valley Volcanic Region
    High threat: Clear Lake Volcanic Field, Medicine Lake Volcano and Salton Buttes
    Moderate threat: Ubehebe Crater and Coso Volcanic Field

In 2005, a national team led by John Ewert, a volcanologist with the USGS Cascades Volcano Observatory, established a system for deciding which of the United States' 169 young volcanoes are the most dangerous and most in need of monitoring. In the "Framework for a National Volcano Early Warning System," Ewert's team identified 57 priority volcanoes in the U.S.


Among the 18 "very high threat volcanoes," 11 are along the Cascade Range in three states (Alaska and Hawaii have the others):

    California: Lassen Volcanic Center, Long Valley Caldera, Mount Shasta
    Oregon: Crater Lake, Mount Hood, Newberry, South Sister of The Three Sisters
    Washington: Baker, Glacier Peak, Rainier, St. Helens


"We live on a fascinating planet," Ewert said of the likelihood of eruptions along the West Coast, "and one of the reasons it is fascinating is that it is dynamic. The entire surface of the Earth is in motion and sometimes people have a hard time wrapping their head around that. We have big earthquakes. We have volcanic eruptions, tsunamis. All these things happen."

Pulse of the volcano

The volcano threat list was created, Ewert explain, not simply to alert people that the Earth is petulant but too set a foundation for determining which of the country's volcanoes need extensive monitoring.

He said the team used 25 factors to determine a volcano's danger status: What has the volcano done in the past? What's its modus operandi? When does it tend to erupt? What kind of phenomenon does it produce? Lahars (mud slurries of ice, rocks and other debris)? Pyroclastic flows (hot gas, rock and other stuff out of the volcano)? Is it a highly explosive volcano? How active is the volcano right now? Are there seismic swarms? Is it emitting hot volcanic gases? Is the edifice changing its shape (deformation)?


In addition to the geophysics of a volcano, the team examined how many people live or work near it, plus the amount and type of infrastructure has been built up around it ... power generation, port facilities, etc.

The team also considered, What is the aviation exposure? How many flights a day pass through the volcanic airspace?

"If it is an explosive volcano," Ewert said, "we asked how close is it to an airport and what is the daily passenger load of the airport? Recall in 2010, the eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland shut down European airspace for over a week. That ran up about a $10 billion impact cost. Given the fact that an explosive eruption can put an ash cloud up to cruise altitude in five minutes or less, that volcanic airspace is an important thing to take into consideration."

Mangan said California had plenty to worry about in this regard as well.

"Over the northern California volcanoes, the data from FAA suggests that there are a couple hundred jumbo jets on flight-lines that pass over those three volcanoes on a daily basis," she said. "And, likewise there are a couple hundred jumbo jets that are flying over Long Valley Volcanic Region as well."

For all these reasons, Mangan said, the eight riskiest volcanoes in California need monitoring.

"... so that we can forecast eruptions, essentially keep our finger on the pulse," she said. "The best network, the optimized network that we currently have, is in the Long Valley Volcanic Region. It is arguably one of the best in the nation. It is also one of the most restless volcanic areas currently."

She added that the three Cascade Range volcanoes in northern California are being monitored to provide basic information, but the networks are not optimum.

"So, we are working as we can, given funding levels, to modernize and upgrade the networks in northern California," she said. The other five "also have a way to go until we have an optimum monitoring situation."

Active Lassen

Michael Clynne, with the U.S. Geological Survey's Volcano Science Center and considered the world expert on all things Lassen, said the most recent volcano to erupt in the state, Lassen Peak, sits in the middle of a region ready to blow.


"The Lassen Volcanic Center is active and it will erupt again," he said during a public lecture published on YouTube. "It's only a matter of time. The Lassen Volcanic Center has had at least 13 eruptions in the last 100,000 years. That doesn't sound like very often. It's a recurrence interval of about 7,500 years. However there have been three eruptions in the last 1,100 years ... So the eruptions are not evenly spaced in time ... Volcanic activity is episodic.

"So, Lassen will erupt again. And maybe if some of us are lucky, it will be in our lifetime."



Title: The Wrath of God
Post by: RE on September 08, 2017, 02:51:08 AM
Lights OUT in Mexico Shity after an 8.2 Shaker!   :o

Did somebody find the Ark of the Covenant?  :o

http://www.youtube.com/v/RfUkwCvXHEo

RE

http://www.youtube.com/v/of7XyFlJsJM
Title: Global Quakes, look what formed after the 8.4 in Mexico
Post by: azozeo on September 11, 2017, 02:19:56 PM
http://strangesounds.org/2017/09/giant-earth-cracks-split-in-half-jaltipan-mexico-after-m8-1-earthquake-and-tropical-storm-katia-hit-veracruz.html (http://strangesounds.org/2017/09/giant-earth-cracks-split-in-half-jaltipan-mexico-after-m8-1-earthquake-and-tropical-storm-katia-hit-veracruz.html)

Title: The Americas Strong earthquake shakes Mexico, killing dozens
Post by: RE on September 19, 2017, 03:35:22 PM
2nd one to hit Mexico in 2 weeks.

It's getting downright Apocalyptic out there.

RE

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/opinion/the-conversation/sd-mexico-city-earthquake-photos-videos-20170919-htmlstory.html (http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/opinion/the-conversation/sd-mexico-city-earthquake-photos-videos-20170919-htmlstory.html)

Mexico earthquake: Photos, videos show wrath of 7.1 quake

(http://www.trbimg.com/img-59c171fa/turbine/sd-1505849847-56d7voeu4k-snap-image/900/900x506)
Picture of a car crashed by debris from a damaged building after a quake rattled Mexico City on Sept. 19, 2017. (ALFREDO ESTRELLA/AFP/Getty Images)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/strong-earthquake-shakes-mexico-damaging-buildings-and-causing-panic/2017/09/19/d2b044f6-9d6a-11e7-b2a7-bc70b6f98089_story.html?deferJs=true&outputType=default-article&tid=sm_fb&utm_term=.9d2e9c8a9140 (https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/strong-earthquake-shakes-mexico-damaging-buildings-and-causing-panic/2017/09/19/d2b044f6-9d6a-11e7-b2a7-bc70b6f98089_story.html?deferJs=true&outputType=default-article&tid=sm_fb&utm_term=.9d2e9c8a9140)

Strong earthquake shakes Mexico, killing dozens

Title: New earthquake, magnitude 6.1, shakes jittery Mexico
Post by: RE on September 23, 2017, 11:40:05 AM
Whole Lotta  Shakin' going on in Old Mejico!

RE

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/families-of-missing-in-mexico-quake-still-hold-out-hope/2017/09/22/8cbc0c38-a00c-11e7-b2a7-bc70b6f98089_story.html?utm_term=.19410f0abdee (https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/families-of-missing-in-mexico-quake-still-hold-out-hope/2017/09/22/8cbc0c38-a00c-11e7-b2a7-bc70b6f98089_story.html?utm_term=.19410f0abdee)

New earthquake, magnitude 6.1, shakes jittery Mexico
Play Video 1:16
Earthquake shakes southern Mexico
Embed
An earthquake shook southern Mexico on Sept. 23 and increased alarm in the capital, where rescuers temporarily suspended a search for survivors of a bigger tremor earlier in the week. (Reuters)
By Peter Orsi, Maria Verza and Gisela Salomon | AP September 23 at 2:18 PM

MEXICO CITY — A strong new earthquake shook Mexico on Saturday, toppling already damaged homes and a highway bridge and causing new alarm in a country reeling from two even more powerful quakes this month that together have killed nearly 400 people.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the new, magnitude 6.1 temblor was centered about 11 miles (18 kilometers) south-southeast of Matias Romero in the state of Oaxaca, which was the region most battered by a magnitude 8.1 quake on Sept. 7.

It was among thousands of aftershocks recorded in the wake of that earlier quake, which was the most powerful to hit Mexico in 32 years and killed at least 90 people.

There was some damage in Oaxaca but no immediate reports of new deaths. The Federal Police agency posted images online showing a collapsed bridge that it said had already been closed due to damage after the Sept. 7 quake.

Bettina Cruz, a resident of Juchitan, Oaxaca, said by phone with her voice still shaking that the new quake felt “horrible.”
Play Video 2:10
In earthquake's aftermath, volunteers search where others can’t or won’t
Embed
Share
Exclusive footage shows the Topos (Spanish for moles), a volunteer search and rescue team, searching for survivors after the earthquake in Mexico City. (The Washington Post)

“Homes that were still standing just fell down,” Cruz said. “It’s hard. We are all in the streets.”

Cruz belongs to a social collective and said that when the shaking began, she was riding in a truck carrying supplies to victims of the earlier quake.

Nataniel Hernandez said by phone from Tonala, in the southern state of Chiapas, which was also hit hard by the earlier quake, that it was one of the strongest aftershocks he has felt.

“Since Sept. 7 it has not stopped shaking,” Hernandez.

U.S. Geological Survey geophysicist Paul Caruso said the new temblor was an aftershock of the 8.1 quake, and after a jolt of that size even buildings left standing can be more vulnerable.

“So a smaller earthquake can cause the damaged buildings to fail,” Caruso said.

“At the moment the greatest damage has been to the Ixtaltepec bridge, which should be rebuilt, and structures with previous damage that collapsed,” President Enrique Pena Nieto tweeted. He said government workers were fanning out in Juchitan to provide help to anyone who needs it.

Jaime Hernandez, director of the Federal Electrical Commission, said the quake knocked out power to 327,000 homes and businesses in Oaxaca but service had been restored to 72 percent of customers within a few hours.

Buildings swayed in Mexico City, where nerves are still raw from Tuesday’s magnitude 7.1 temblor that has killed at least 305 across the region. Many residents and visitors fled homes, hotels and businesses, some in tears.

At the Xoco General Hospital, which is treating the largest number of quake victims, workers ordered visitors to evacuate when seismic alarms began to blare.

That included Syntia Pereda, 43, who was reluctant to leave the bedside of her sleeping boyfriend. Jesus Gonzalez, 49, fell from a third-story balcony of a building where he was working during Tuesday’s quake and was awaiting surgery.

But she controlled her emotions, went outside and came back when the trembling was over.

“We are getting used to this,” Pereda said. “Every so often we hear the alarm ... you say, well, it is God’s will.”

Alejandra Castellanos was on the second floor of a hotel in a central neighborhood of Mexico City and ran down the stairs and outside with her husband.

“I was frightened because I thought, not again!” Castellanos said.

Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera said there were no reports of significant new damage in the capital, and rescue efforts related to Tuesday’s quake were continuing. He reported that two people died of apparent heart attacks during the new temblor.

At the site of an office building that collapsed Tuesday and where an around-the-clock search for survivors was still ongoing, rescuers briefly evacuated from atop the pile of rubble after the morning quake before returning to work removing cement, tiles and other debris.

As rescue operations stretched into Day 5, residents throughout the capital have held out hope that dozens still missing might be found alive. More than half the dead — 167 — perished in the capital, while another 73 died in the state of Morelos, 45 in Puebla, 13 in Mexico State, six in Guerrero and one in Oaxaca.

Along a 60-foot stretch of a bike lane in Mexico City, families huddled under tarps and donated blankets, awaiting word of loved ones trapped in the four-story-high pile of rubble behind them.

Lidia Albarran, whose niece was buried in the collapse of an office building a block away, heard the alarm and worried that the latest quake could endanger those under the pile of rubble.

“You feel fear. Before, earthquakes did not make me afraid, but now ... thinking about all that could have happened in the building,” Albarran said.

In a city still on edge, many residents have spoken of lingering anxiety: imagining the ground is moving when it isn’t, hearing a police siren wail and thinking it’s a quake alarm, breaking into sobs at unexpected moments.

“There is collective panic. I feel afraid even when a car passes by,” said Dulce Bueno, who came Saturday morning with her husband and daughter to the hard-hit Condesa neighborhood. They brought suitcases to collect the belongings of their daughter, who lived in a damaged building beside one that collapsed and who is now moving in with them.

“They have told us it is well constructed, that it’s a bunker,” Bueno said of her own home. “But if the tremors continue, will it hold up?”

Vicente Aparicio, 76, gazed at the building where he lived in southern Mexico City as his wife listened to an engineer explaining the damage it had suffered. He vowed never to return; his family is fortunate enough to have another apartment to go to and the means to go on with their lives.

Today's WorldView

What's most important from where the world meets Washington

“But what about those who do not?” Aparicio wondered.

He added: “How does a city recover from a shock like this?”

___

Associated Press writer Christine Armario contributed to this report.
Title: 120 mi. stretch of Miss. Rvr drys up over New Madrid fault zone
Post by: azozeo on October 02, 2017, 05:23:42 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/I_XWW9CNWMU&fs=1
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On 8.4 Peru
Post by: azozeo on October 31, 2017, 04:26:37 AM
http://www.youtube.com/v/fECq3NiRz0A&fs=1
Title: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On 7.6 Iraq/Iran border
Post by: azozeo on November 12, 2017, 02:00:54 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/UzBTp6C5aYU&fs=1
Title: Strong earthquake hits Iraq and Iran, killing at least 210
Post by: RE on November 13, 2017, 12:01:36 AM
Over 200 Death Toll now.  At least they are a little more honest about their numbers of Dead People.

RE

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-quake/strong-earthquake-hits-iraq-and-iran-killing-at-least-210-idUSKBN1DC0VZ (http://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-quake/strong-earthquake-hits-iraq-and-iran-killing-at-least-210-idUSKBN1DC0VZ)

#Environment
November 12, 2017 / 9:44 AM / Updated 36 minutes ago
Strong earthquake hits Iraq and Iran, killing at least 210
Raya Jalabi, Parisa Hafezi

(http://globalsolutions.org/files/public/images/iran-earthquake.jpg)

5 Min Read

BAGHDAD/ANKARA (Reuters) - At least 210 people were killed in Iran and Iraq on Sunday when a powerful magnitude 7.3 earthquake hit the region, state media in the two countries said, as rescuers searched for dozens trapped under rubble.

At least 207 people were killed in Iran, Behnam Saeedi, a spokesman for Iran’s National Disaster Management Organization, said on the state television. More than 1,700 were injured, he said.

Officials expected the casualty toll to rise when search and rescue teams reached remote areas of Iran.

A quake registering a magnitude between 7 and 7.9 can inflict widespread and heavy damage. Moreover, many houses in rural areas of Iran are made of mud bricks that can crumble easily in a quake.

Sponsored

The earthquake was felt in several provinces of Iran but the hardest hit province was Kermanshah, which announced three days of mourning.

More than 142 of the victims were in Sarpol-e Zahab county in Kermanshah, about 15 km (10 miles) from the Iraq border.

The main hospital of the capital of the county was severely damaged and could not treat hundreds of injured people who were taken there, the head of the Iranian emergency services, Pirhossein Koulivand said.
DANCING BUILDINGS

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake measured magnitude 7.3. An Iraqi meteorology official put its magnitude at 6.5 with the epicenter in Penjwin in Sulaimaniyah province in the Kurdistan region close to the main border crossing with Iran.

Kurdish health officials said at least four people were killed in Iraq and at least 50 injured.

The quake was felt as far south as Baghdad, where many residents rushed from their houses and tall buildings when tremors shook the Iraqi capital.
ADVERTISING
inRead invented by Teads

“I was sitting with my kids having dinner and suddenly the building was just dancing in the air,” said Majida Ameer, who ran out of her building in the capital’s Salihiya district with her three children. “I thought at first that it was a huge bomb. But then I heard everyone around me screaming: ‘Earthquake!'”

Similar scenes unfolded in Erbil, the capital of the Kurdistan Region, and across other cities in northern Iraq, close to the quake’s epicenter.
COLD WEATHER

Electricity was cut off in several Iranian and Iraqi cities, and fears of aftershocks sent thousands of people in both countries out onto the streets and parks in cold weather.

The Iranian seismological center registered around 50 aftershocks and said more were expected.
A damaged building is seen following an earthquake in Sarpol-e Zahab county in Kermanshah, Iran November 13, 2017. REUTERS/Tasnim News Agency

The head of Iranian Red Crescent said more than 70,000 people were in need of emergency shelter.

Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli said some roads were blocked and were worried about casualties in remote villages. The Iranian armed forces have been deployed to help the emergency services.

An Iranian oil official said pipelines and refineries in the area remained intact.

Iran sits astride major fault lines and is prone to frequent tremors. A magnitude 6.6 quake on Dec. 26, devastated the historic city of Bam, 1,000 km (600 miles) southeast of Tehran, killing about 31,000 people.
HOSPITAL SEVERELY DAMAGED

On the Iraqi side, the most extensive damage was in the town of Darbandikhan, 75 km (47 miles) east of the city of Sulaimaniyah in the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Region.
Slideshow (13 Images)

More than 30 people were injured in the town, according to Kurdish Health Minister Rekawt Hama Rasheed.

“The situation there is very critical,” Rasheed told Reuters.

The district’s main hospital was severely damaged and had no power, Rasheed said, so the injured were taken to Sulaimaniyah for treatment. Homes and buildings had extensive structural damage, he said.

In Halabja, local officials said a 12-year-old boy died of an electric shock from a falling electric cable.

Iraq’s meteorology center advised people to stay away from buildings and not to use elevators, in case of aftershocks.
TURKEY AND ISRAEL

Residents of Turkey’s southeastern city of Diyarbakir also reported feeling a strong tremor, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties in the city.

Turkish Red Crescent Chairman Kerem Kinik told broadcaster NTV that Red Crescent teams in Erbil were preparing to go to the site of the earthquake, and that Turkey’s national disaster management agency, AFAD, and National Medical Rescue Teams (UMKE) were also preparing to head into Iraq. AFAD’s chairman said the organization was waiting for a reply to its offer for help.

In a tweet, Kinik said the Turkish Red Crescent was gathering 3,000 tents and heaters, 10,000 beds and blankets and moving them towards the Iraqi border.

“We are coordinating with Iranian and Iraqi Red Crescent groups. We are also getting prepared to make deliveries from our northern Iraq Erbil depot,” he said.

Israeli media said the quake was felt in many parts of Israel as well.

Writing by Bozorgmehr Sharafedin, Reporting by Raya Jalabi and Ahmed Rasheed in Iraq,; Parisa Hafezi, Tuvan Gumrukcu and Irem Koca in Ankara, and Dubai newsroom; Editing by Peter Cooney and Bill Tarrant
Title: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On 7.6 Iraq/Iran border 1st Images vid
Post by: azozeo on November 13, 2017, 02:02:35 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/UzBTp6C5aYU&fs=1

http://www.youtube.com/v/GtT_4J-yIXo&fs=1
Title: Greeted Home with a Shaker!
Post by: RE on November 27, 2017, 02:22:26 PM
We just had a big shaker here on the Last Great Frontier.  I have only been home around an hour.  I don't know the magnitude yet or epicenter.  It was a pretty good one though.  I will bet a 7.

RE
Title: 🌎 Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-SHAKER ON THE LAST GREAT FRONTIER!
Post by: RE on January 23, 2018, 01:40:59 AM
12:34 am Alaska Time.

We just had a good one.  I'm guessing high 6, low 7.  Updates when it comes up on my Earthquake 3D App.

Alaska joins the Geology parade of collapse events of the day!  :icon_sunny:  I actually headed out the door for this one.  Now, if Yellowstone joins up, we'll REALLY see some action!

RE
Title: Re: 🌎 Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-SHAKER ON THE LAST GREAT FRONTIER!
Post by: RE on January 23, 2018, 01:46:34 AM
12:34 am Alaska Time.

We just had a good one.  I'm guessing high 6, low 7.  Updates when it comes up on my Earthquake 3D App.

Alaska joins the Geology parade of collapse events of the day!  :icon_sunny:  I actually headed out the door for this one.  Now, if Yellowstone joins up, we'll REALLY see some action!

RE

HOLY SHIT!  IT MADE AN 8.0!

Epicenter in Kodiak.  That is a LOOONG way from me.  They must have been hammered.

RE
Title: Tsunami Travel Times for the AK Quake
Post by: RE on January 23, 2018, 04:00:40 AM
If it did generate a 32' Tsunami, then Anchorage is likely well underwater by now.  We'll see in a few hours when Newz reports start rolling in.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DUN7-dJXUAAM2YQ.jpg)

RE
Title: Now THIS is one BIG ASS CRACK...
Post by: azozeo on March 27, 2018, 10:42:36 AM
http://www.youtube.com/v/QNYeVZWmgw8&fs=1
Title: Re: Now THIS is one BIG ASS CRACK...
Post by: RE on March 27, 2018, 11:15:03 AM
http://www.youtube.com/v/QNYeVZWmgw8&fs=1

I'll see that ass crack and raise you this one.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/proxy/id9UXbx_GsxgNzIHMq-jVq5pmK3aFjsGgHCYdgBAq-dFb5IZ1czw_qz4y0-vi6Y6xNRFNP56g8zYD9I5ThCLiNUxRKx0aPgUxe3aQo5SYCwEcmaPIuzCgsI-uL2-AYvVHF7T=w1200-h630-p-k-no-nu)

RE
Title: Re: Now THIS is one BIG ASS CRACK...
Post by: azozeo on March 27, 2018, 11:51:04 AM
http://www.youtube.com/v/QNYeVZWmgw8&fs=1

I'll see that ass crack and raise you this one.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/proxy/id9UXbx_GsxgNzIHMq-jVq5pmK3aFjsGgHCYdgBAq-dFb5IZ1czw_qz4y0-vi6Y6xNRFNP56g8zYD9I5ThCLiNUxRKx0aPgUxe3aQo5SYCwEcmaPIuzCgsI-uL2-AYvVHF7T=w1200-h630-p-k-no-nu)

RE


Plumber's wipin' with Charmin !  :icon_sunny:
Nice...

I'll raise you 25 brazilian thongs PePe  :icon_mrgreen:


http://www.youtube.com/v/tQz0UbuqaTY&fs=1
Title: Re: Now THIS is one BIG ASS CRACK...
Post by: cernunnos5 on March 27, 2018, 04:39:10 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/QNYeVZWmgw8&fs=1

I'll see that ass crack and raise you this one.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/proxy/id9UXbx_GsxgNzIHMq-jVq5pmK3aFjsGgHCYdgBAq-dFb5IZ1czw_qz4y0-vi6Y6xNRFNP56g8zYD9I5ThCLiNUxRKx0aPgUxe3aQo5SYCwEcmaPIuzCgsI-uL2-AYvVHF7T=w1200-h630-p-k-no-nu)

RE


Plumber's wipin' with Charmin !  :icon_sunny:
Nice...

I'll raise you 25 brazilian thongs PePe  :icon_mrgreen:


http://www.youtube.com/v/tQz0UbuqaTY&fs=1

I'll see your 25 brazilians  and raise you 4 Tellatubbies.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbhYz8_jPNc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbhYz8_jPNc)
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: azozeo on March 27, 2018, 06:16:54 PM
Hell yeah....
U run wit dat jungle fever C5

http://www.youtube.com/v/VbhYz8_jPNc&fs=1
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: Surly1 on March 28, 2018, 01:53:36 AM
Hell yeah....
U run wit dat jungle fever C5

http://www.youtube.com/v/VbhYz8_jPNc&fs=1

Now THAT's funny!
Title: SHAKER!
Post by: RE on March 30, 2018, 04:40:47 AM
Very short but pretty strong.  3:36AM Alaska time.  Will report more when I have info on the strength and location.  Not big enough to get me out of my office chair though.

RE
Title: Re: SHAKER!
Post by: RE on March 30, 2018, 04:44:34 AM
Very short but pretty strong.  3:36AM Alaska time.  Will report more when I have info on the strength and location.  Not big nough to get me out of my office chair though.

RE

Only a 4.2 but close in Big Lake.

RE
Title: Now THIS is one BIG ASS CRACK... Africa is splitting in TWO !
Post by: azozeo on April 01, 2018, 01:09:28 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/QNYeVZWmgw8&fs=1


https://face2faceafrica.com/article/africa-splitting-two-tear-kenyas-rift-valley-video (https://face2faceafrica.com/article/africa-splitting-two-tear-kenyas-rift-valley-video)

(https://cdn.face2faceafrica.com/www/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/kenya-rift-split-768x542.jpg)
Title: Re: Now THIS is one BIG ASS CRACK... Africa is splitting in TWO !
Post by: RE on April 01, 2018, 01:26:22 PM
A region of Kenya is not all of Africa AZ.

That's a pretty big crack though.  I'll give it the Big Ass Crack Award of the day.  ;D

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ByFwXtSIgAEJifG.jpg)

RE
Title: Re: Now THIS is one BIG ASS CRACK... Africa is splitting in TWO !
Post by: azozeo on April 01, 2018, 02:08:56 PM
A region of Kenya is not all of Africa AZ.

That's a pretty big crack though.  I'll give it the Big Ass Crack Award of the day.  ;D

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ByFwXtSIgAEJifG.jpg)

RE


Put a fucking warning label on shit like that 1st will-ya' man....

That's gotta' be CoC outta' bounds  :coffee:
Title: Re: Now THIS is one BIG ASS CRACK... Africa is splitting in TWO !
Post by: RE on April 01, 2018, 05:44:42 PM
A region of Kenya is not all of Africa AZ.

That's a pretty big crack though.  I'll give it the Big Ass Crack Award of the day.  ;D

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ByFwXtSIgAEJifG.jpg)

RE


Put a fucking warning label on shit like that 1st will-ya' man....

That's gotta' be CoC outta' bounds  :coffee:

The current CoC as far as Pics go is no Genitals and no explicit sex acts depicted.  Tits have been approved as OK.  This pic is within the guidelines. :P

RE
Title: Re: Now THIS is one BIG ASS CRACK... Africa is splitting in TWO !
Post by: K-Dog on April 01, 2018, 10:55:18 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/QNYeVZWmgw8&fs=1


https://face2faceafrica.com/article/africa-splitting-two-tear-kenyas-rift-valley-video (https://face2faceafrica.com/article/africa-splitting-two-tear-kenyas-rift-valley-video)

(https://cdn.face2faceafrica.com/www/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/kenya-rift-split-768x542.jpg)

I'm quoting this to put some distance between these pics that lovers of geology such as myself find interesting and the abhorrent others I don't want to see at all.  The crack is actually in the great rift valley I discovered in another article.  The concrete floor in at least one house cracked and the home got bigger, sort of.  There is a possibility that the process could continue until volcanic activity results.

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f2/Kenya_Rift_Valley_volcanoes_and_lakes.svg/440px-Kenya_Rift_Valley_volcanoes_and_lakes.svg.png)  The vid said SW Suswa
Title: ☢️ Earthquake Rattles Iran’s Only Nuclear Power Plant
Post by: RE on April 19, 2018, 05:32:43 AM
I am sure everything is fine.  Nothing to see here, please disperse.  ::) Earthquakes rarely do much damage in Iran, and Da Goobermint is full in control of the situation.

(https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/file/getimagecustom/090a89d1-4886-46d1-8e92-e8c4a7055bdd/850/479)

RE

http://www.newsweek.com/earthquake-rattles-irans-only-nuclear-power-plant-892287 (http://www.newsweek.com/earthquake-rattles-irans-only-nuclear-power-plant-892287)

Earthquake Rattles Iran’s Only Nuclear Power Plant
By David Brennan On 4/19/18 at 5:16 AM
0:02
0:45
HD
7.3 Earthquake Disrupts Iran Live TV Broadcast
Share
World
Iran
Earthquake

An earthquake of at least 5.5 magnitude has struck in southern Iran, just 60 miles from the country’s only nuclear power plant near the city of Bushehr.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries from the quake, which occurred at around 11am local time.

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) reported the earthquake's magnitude at 5.5, though Iranian state television quoted officials who said it registered at 5.9. The quake occurred at a depth of 6.2 miles. Iranian state television put the epicenter near the town of Kaki, some 540 miles south of Tehran, ABC News reported.

Earthquakes of magnitude 5 or higher can have significant damage. The USGS website says that though no casualties have been reported so far, they are possible in an earthquake of this size. Tremors can be especially dangerous to poorly-constructed homes, and in the past have triggered deadly landslides.

Title: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-NYC Is. of the Dead Unearthed
Post by: azozeo on May 03, 2018, 07:21:56 PM
https://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/05/03/erosion-unearthing-bones-on-new-yorks-island-dead.amp.html (https://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/05/03/erosion-unearthing-bones-on-new-yorks-island-dead.amp.html)

After photos of exposed bones began turning up in news reports, forensic anthropologists from the city medical examiner's office went out last week and collected 174 human bones that they carefully cataloged, including six skulls, six jawbones, 31 leg bones and 16 pelvises. Small red flags dotted spots along the rocky shoreline where some remains were found.

"When I hear about the erosion, I always think, 'Are the bones his? Could any of them be his?'" asked Carol DiMedio whose grandfather Luigi Roma was buried on the island after dying from tuberculosis in 1933.

Advocates for Hart Island say the bones are a jarring sign that it's long past time for improvements to be made. In addition to stepping up a $13.2 million federal project to repair erosion caused by 2012's Hurricane Sandy and other storms, they want the 101-acre island in the Long Island Sound to be turned into a park and historic site, even if it continues to be used as a burial ground for the city's poor and nameless dead.

"These are New Yorkers," City Council member Mark Levine said of the remains. "These are human beings who were largely marginalized and forgotten in life, they were people who died homeless or destitute, victims of contagious disease, the AIDS crisis. And we're victimizing them again in their final resting place."

As many as 1 million souls lie buried on Hart Island, purchased by the city in 1868 as land for a workhouse for wayward boys and a potter's field. Over the decades, it housed a Civil War prison, an asylum, a tuberculosis hospital, a jail and a missile base. All the while, New York continued ferrying bodies there that went unclaimed at the city morgue.



The island, managed by the city's Department of Correction for more than a century, has never been kept up like a traditional cemetery with manicured lawns or even headstones.

Prisoners dig the long trenches used to bury the dead. Adults go into the ground in pine boxes, stacked on top of one another. Babies are placed in shoebox-sized containers. Around 1,000 people are buried there each year.

The internments take place out of public view and access to the island is limited to trips, once per month, that must be reserved in advance. Only people with loved ones buried on the island are allowed to visit the graves . Others are restricted to a visitors' gazebo near the ferry dock.

In 2012, one of the island's embankments was stripped of earth by Sandy's floodwaters, exposing a Civil War-era cistern. Meanwhile, more storms have battered the island, further eroding it. Work on the federal project to repair the erosion wasn't scheduled to begin until 2020 but it has been moved up a year.

"We are doing everything we can to limit future exposures and expedite the firming up of the shoreline," said Jason Kersten a correction spokesman.

In the meantime, city officials say an archaeologist will visit at least once a month to remove and bury any exposed remains.

Unearthed remains have been a problem before. A March 1985 report by the city's sanitation department found bones strewn on the island — including a skull on the beach.

"It was explained to us that this was a rather common thing since the city has been burying bodies there for almost 80 years and the water has caused some erosion at older burial spots," according to the report obtained by island advocate Melinda Hunt.

On a recent photography trip around the island on a chartered boat, Hunt pointed out the places along the northern shore where the bones were, and where she has seen them before.

"They came to clean this up, but it isn't the first time and it won't be the last," said Hunt, creator of the Hart Island Project , who has been documenting conditions on the island since 1991.

DiMedio, 61, said she wishes the uncovered bones would be tested for DNA evidence in order to help other families locate missing loved ones.

She had done research since she was a young girl to try to find out where her grandfather was buried. And when she finally found the answer, she didn't want to tell her ailing, elderly mother where her father had been laid to rest.

"When I found him ... I lied and I said he was buried in a beautiful place, with blue water and blue skies and lots of trees and green grass and seagulls above," DiMedio said. "I didn't have the heart to tell her there's this grim place called Hart Island."
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-NYC Is. of the Dead Unearthed
Post by: Eddie on May 04, 2018, 01:07:11 PM
https://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/05/03/erosion-unearthing-bones-on-new-yorks-island-dead.amp.html (https://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/05/03/erosion-unearthing-bones-on-new-yorks-island-dead.amp.html)

After photos of exposed bones began turning up in news reports, forensic anthropologists from the city medical examiner's office went out last week and collected 174 human bones that they carefully cataloged, including six skulls, six jawbones, 31 leg bones and 16 pelvises. Small red flags dotted spots along the rocky shoreline where some remains were found.

"When I hear about the erosion, I always think, 'Are the bones his? Could any of them be his?'" asked Carol DiMedio whose grandfather Luigi Roma was buried on the island after dying from tuberculosis in 1933.

Advocates for Hart Island say the bones are a jarring sign that it's long past time for improvements to be made. In addition to stepping up a $13.2 million federal project to repair erosion caused by 2012's Hurricane Sandy and other storms, they want the 101-acre island in the Long Island Sound to be turned into a park and historic site, even if it continues to be used as a burial ground for the city's poor and nameless dead.

"These are New Yorkers," City Council member Mark Levine said of the remains. "These are human beings who were largely marginalized and forgotten in life, they were people who died homeless or destitute, victims of contagious disease, the AIDS crisis. And we're victimizing them again in their final resting place."

As many as 1 million souls lie buried on Hart Island, purchased by the city in 1868 as land for a workhouse for wayward boys and a potter's field. Over the decades, it housed a Civil War prison, an asylum, a tuberculosis hospital, a jail and a missile base. All the while, New York continued ferrying bodies there that went unclaimed at the city morgue.



The island, managed by the city's Department of Correction for more than a century, has never been kept up like a traditional cemetery with manicured lawns or even headstones.

Prisoners dig the long trenches used to bury the dead. Adults go into the ground in pine boxes, stacked on top of one another. Babies are placed in shoebox-sized containers. Around 1,000 people are buried there each year.

The internments take place out of public view and access to the island is limited to trips, once per month, that must be reserved in advance. Only people with loved ones buried on the island are allowed to visit the graves . Others are restricted to a visitors' gazebo near the ferry dock.

In 2012, one of the island's embankments was stripped of earth by Sandy's floodwaters, exposing a Civil War-era cistern. Meanwhile, more storms have battered the island, further eroding it. Work on the federal project to repair the erosion wasn't scheduled to begin until 2020 but it has been moved up a year.

"We are doing everything we can to limit future exposures and expedite the firming up of the shoreline," said Jason Kersten a correction spokesman.

In the meantime, city officials say an archaeologist will visit at least once a month to remove and bury any exposed remains.

Unearthed remains have been a problem before. A March 1985 report by the city's sanitation department found bones strewn on the island — including a skull on the beach.

"It was explained to us that this was a rather common thing since the city has been burying bodies there for almost 80 years and the water has caused some erosion at older burial spots," according to the report obtained by island advocate Melinda Hunt.

On a recent photography trip around the island on a chartered boat, Hunt pointed out the places along the northern shore where the bones were, and where she has seen them before.

"They came to clean this up, but it isn't the first time and it won't be the last," said Hunt, creator of the Hart Island Project , who has been documenting conditions on the island since 1991.

DiMedio, 61, said she wishes the uncovered bones would be tested for DNA evidence in order to help other families locate missing loved ones.

She had done research since she was a young girl to try to find out where her grandfather was buried. And when she finally found the answer, she didn't want to tell her ailing, elderly mother where her father had been laid to rest.

"When I found him ... I lied and I said he was buried in a beautiful place, with blue water and blue skies and lots of trees and green grass and seagulls above," DiMedio said. "I didn't have the heart to tell her there's this grim place called Hart Island."

I knew there was a potters field somewhere for NYC (somewhere in the Naked City.....cue the noir music), but I'd never really heard of Hart Island. Thanks for posting. I've been looking at pics. Just out from the beach at Pelham Bay. Not that grim, really. The bones don't care. It's only a few feet above sea level. It'll all be underwater soon enough. Humans are pretty vain.

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/04/09/article-2600875-1CF8CE9A00000578-675_634x489.jpg)

(https://cdn.newsday.com/polopoly_fs/1.16930126.1519522020!/httpImage/image.jpeg_gen/derivatives/landscape_768/image.jpeg)

(https://www.failedarchitecture.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Luke-rafferty-via-narrative.ly_-1010x400-1431427845.jpg)

(http://[url=https://hyperallergic.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/travelingcloudmuseum2.jpg]https://hyperallergic.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/travelingcloudmuseum2.jpg[/url])

Title: Re: Now THIS is one BIG ASS CRACK...
Post by: azozeo on May 07, 2018, 02:28:53 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/QNYeVZWmgw8&fs=1



http://www.youtube.com/v/vUwO7qV9tAc&fs=1
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: Palloy2 on May 07, 2018, 03:51:01 PM
Maybe he hasn't heard that NZ is on the Ring of Fire and has earthquakes all the time. "Are you kidding me?"  No.
Title: Global Quakes - Hawaii & Guatemala “Are An Opening Act”
Post by: azozeo on June 11, 2018, 10:52:21 AM
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/volcanoes-earthquakes-interview-eric-hadik-erico-matias-tavares/?lipi=urn%3Ali%3Apage%3Ad_flagship3_profile_view_base_recent_activity_details_shares%3BE14Vy9o8S1az%2Bxg0un6T1g%3D%3D (https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/volcanoes-earthquakes-interview-eric-hadik-erico-matias-tavares/?lipi=urn%3Ali%3Apage%3Ad_flagship3_profile_view_base_recent_activity_details_shares%3BE14Vy9o8S1az%2Bxg0un6T1g%3D%3D)

Erico Matias Tavares
Sinclair & Co.

First introduced to the financial markets in 1979, Eric Hadik is a trader and analyst who has been intimately involved with commodities and investing for over 35 years. His work gained wide recognition from the outset, where throughout the late-1980’s Eric worked closely with and provided market analysis to major institutions such as BP, Arco, Occidental, Royal-Dutch Shell and Chase Manhattan as well as AMAX Gold and Handy & Harman. In the early 1990’s Eric laid the groundwork for what is now INSIIDE Track Trading – founded in 1994. In that capacity, Eric publishes research, analysis and trading strategies with the expressed goal of teaching, educating and sharing his insights with thousands of individual and corporate traders around the world. His articles and interviews have been featured in major financial media over the years, including CNBC, Forbes, Inside Wall Street and Investor’s Daily.

E Tavares: Eric, thank you for being with us again today. In our discussions in the past we have focused on the financial markets for the most part, but as part of your work you take a much broader view on things. We would like to get your opinion on volcanoes and earthquakes, something that is personal to us as we spent most of our childhood in a small volcanic island. But before we get into that, what is the relevance of these natural cycles for your work as a commodity and financial futures trader?

E Hadik: There are various applications to researching cycles like this. Part of that involves the reinforcement and validation of overall cycle analysis. I am able to take what is learned from that study and apply it to related natural studies and cycles, like those of sunspots and solar storms and climate oscillations (including El Niño and La Niña and corresponding cycles of flooding and drought). All of that provides an important backdrop for the study and analysis of the markets – governed by human actions and mass psychology. There are, however, serious limitations to this particular application.

The important part is that it does not stop there. In fact, that cycle analysis is only the beginning – a backdrop for more specific analysis that follows. It is next to impossible to trade directly (and profitably) off cycles like those. While it is intriguing to discuss topics like these, I am always looking for the practical application of those studies. My ultimate goal is always honing it to a level where a usable trading strategy can be derived. And for that, I would never rely solely on broad cycle studies.

ET: Forecasting occurrences of volcanic eruptions and earthquakes is a very complex undertaking, if at all possible. However, you have found some very revealing regularities. Tell us about that.

EH: While I do see some uncanny patterns, I would agree that forecasting the precise occurrence of volcanoes or earthquakes – particularly if one tries to take it to a more regionally-specific level – is next to impossible. From a broader perspective, however, I am constantly surprised by some of the patterns and periodicity that unfolds.

A perfect example involves a series of reports I published in 2009 – 2010, projecting a devastating trio of global earthquakes in 2010 – 2011. That future time frame had been discussed for almost a decade and the published analysis specified that Chile, Japan and North America should suffer those quakes, with specific time frames for each published before the fact.

The Jan. 2010 Haiti quake, Feb. 2010 Chile quake and Mar. 2011 Japan quake and tsunami fulfilled that outlook with surprising precision (relatively speaking). In doing so, they also reinforced my outlook for 2018 – 2020 to trigger a subsequent spike in volcanic activity.

That 2009 analysis involved the synergy of a myriad of cycles, with two uncanny cycles being a 7 year Cycle and a 17 year Cycle. Every 7 years, there had been a spike in the concentration and intensity of earthquake activity. However, it was the overriding 14 year and 28 year cycles that were more accurate and timed many of the most dramatic events.

In certain phases of that cycle, volcanic activity has quickly followed.  A prime example was the triple-whammy of momentous (and climate-altering) volcanic eruptions in 1991 – Mt. Pinatubo, Mt. Hudson and Mt. Unzen – following an earthquake spike in 1990. That earthquake/volcano sequence was expected to recur in 2018/2019 – an overarching 28 year cycle (detailed separately), 40 year cycle, ~100 year Cycle and ~200 year Cycle. The synergy is what is most important!

The following table was published in early-Jan. 2010 – at the outset of that latest phase. It pinpointed 2011 as the culmination of a deadly phase of earthquakes (in 2010/2011) and projected focus to a greater synergy of cycles aligning in 2018. (This is only one of a myriad of diverse earth disturbance cycles colliding in 2018 – 2021.)


Click on link for graphs & remainder of article.

Title: Global Quakes - Energy Weapons Directed at Kilauea
Post by: azozeo on June 22, 2018, 02:10:29 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/jHbWi0e0cnk&fs=1
Title: THIS is one BIG ASS CRACK... Swallows Town WHOLE overnight
Post by: azozeo on August 02, 2018, 10:37:59 AM



http://www.youtube.com/v/ezAjU6wnVQE&fs=1
Title: Re: THIS is one BIG ASS CRACK... Swallows Town WHOLE overnight
Post by: Eddie on August 02, 2018, 10:51:50 AM



http://www.youtube.com/v/ezAjU6wnVQE&fs=1

"Proof that something is incredibly  wrong here."

Uh, no, that's a landslide. They do happen a lot. It means people who live under unstable hillsides are sitting ducks, and that's all it means.
Title: 🌋 Tourists flee Indonesia's Lombok island after quake kills 91
Post by: RE on August 06, 2018, 03:46:56 AM
I wonder if this was near Palloy?

RE

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-indonesia-quake/powerful-quake-kills-82-on-indonesias-lombok-tourists-flee-idUSKBN1KR07F (https://www.reuters.com/article/us-indonesia-quake/powerful-quake-kills-82-on-indonesias-lombok-tourists-flee-idUSKBN1KR07F)

World News
August 5, 2018 / 7:19 PM / Updated 19 minutes ago
Tourists flee Indonesia's Lombok island after quake kills 91
Kanupriya Kapoor

(https://www.ntd.tv/assets/uploads/2018/08/2018-08-06T031829Z_2_LYNXMPEE7505X_RTROPTP_4_INDONESIA-QUAKE-4-795x447.jpg)

5 Min Read

PEMENANG, Indonesia (Reuters) - Rescue workers found scenes of destruction across the north of Indonesia’s resort island of Lombok on Monday after a magnitude 6.9 earthquake killed at least 91 people and prompted an exodus of tourists rattled by the second powerful quake in a week.

The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) said it expected the death toll to rise once the rubble of more than 13,000 flattened and damaged houses is cleared away, but a lack of heavy equipment meant this would take time.

Power and communications were cut in some areas of Lombok, with landslides and a collapsed bridge hampering access to the north. The Indonesian military said it was sending in a ship with medical aid, supplies and logistical support.

The Indonesian Red Cross said in a Tweet that it helped a woman give birth after the quake at a health post. One of the names she gave the baby boy was ‘Gempa’, which means earthquake.

Sponsored

Lombok was hit a week earlier, on July 29, by a 6.4 magnitude quake that killed 17 people and briefly stranded several hundred trekkers on the slopes of a volcano.

The Indonesian Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (BMKG) said that more than 120 aftershocks were recorded after Sunday evening’s quake, whose magnitude the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) revised down to 6.9 from an original 7.0. At that magnitude it released more than five times the energy of the quake a week earlier, the USGS website showed.

There were no foreigners among the dead and the number of injured stood at 209, BNPB spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho told a news conference.

(For graphic on earthquake in Indonesia, click tmsnrt.rs/2vmA8oJ)
A woman walks past debris from a collapsed wall following a strong earthquake in Lendang Bajur Hamlet, Lombok island, indonesia August 6, 2018 in this photo taken by Antara Foto. Antara Foto/Ahmad Subaidi/ via REUTERS
HOSPITALS OVERFLOWING

The tremor was so powerful it was felt on the neighboring island of Bali where, according to BNPB, two people died. The first quake was also felt on Bali.

Indonesia sits on the geologically active Pacific Ring of Fire and is regularly hit by earthquakes. In 2004, the Indian Ocean tsunami killed 226,000 people in 13 countries, including more than 120,000 in Indonesia.

Residents of a northern village called Mentigi were forced to flee to nearby hills when the quake struck and flattened their houses. Blue tarpaulins dotted the hillside on Monday as people prepared to spend the nights outdoors because of aftershocks or because their houses were destroyed.

“We are getting some aid from volunteers but we don’t have proper tents yet,” said a 50-year-old villager sheltering with his wife and children, who gave his name only as Marhun.

“We understand there are other areas that are worse hit but I hope they can get the aid here soon.”

Ambulances, their sirens blaring, raced along the coast from north Lombok, but BNPB spokesman Nugroho said emergency units in hospitals across the island were overflowing and some patients were being treated in parking lots.
“THIS IS IT FOR ME INDONESIA”

Sengiggi, a seaside tourist strip on Lombok, wore an abandoned look. Amid collapsed houses, some hotels appeared to have closed, restaurants were empty and beaches deserted.

Long lines formed at the airport of Lombok’s main town, Mataram, as foreign visitors cut their holidays short. At least two airlines said they were adding extra flights to help tourists leave.

“I was at the rooftop of my hotel and the building started swaying very hard ... I could not stand up,” said Gino Poggiali, a 43-year-old Frenchman, who was with his wife and two children at the airport.
Slideshow (19 Images)

His wife Maude, 44, said the family was on Bali for the first quake and Lombok for the second.

“This is it for me in Indonesia. Next time we will stay in France, or somewhere close,” she said.

Dutch tourist Marc Ganbuwalba injured his knee as a stampede of diners rushed from a restaurant after the quake.

“We are cutting short our holiday because I can’t walk and we’re just not in the mood anymore, more in the mood to see our loved ones,” said the 26-year-old, sitting on a trolley at the airport with his leg bandaged.

“We are just thankful to God and also to the hotel staff who really helped us. Some of them said their own houses had been destroyed but they were still helping us.”

Officials said hundreds of tourists had been evacuated from the three Gili islands off the northwest coast of Lombok, and boats were being scrambled to collect several hundred more who feared a tsunami would hit the islands.

Michelle Thompson, an American who was holidaying on one of the Gilis with her husband, described a violent “scramble” to get on boats leaving for the main island.

“People were just throwing their suitcases on board and I had to struggle to get my husband on because he was bleeding,” said Thompson, whose husband was treated for cuts on his head and legs when they arrived back on Lombok.

Additional reporting by Fransiska Nangoy, Gayatri Suroyo, Fanny Potkin, Agustinus Beo da Costa, Bernadette Christina Munthe, Tabita Diela, Cindy Silviana and Jessica Damiana in JAKARTA, Jamie Freed and Jack Kim in SINGAPORE, and Colin Packham in SYDNEY; Writing by John Chalmers; Editing by Neil Fullick
Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: g on August 06, 2018, 06:47:07 AM
Let's hope not.  :o   Hope your okay Palloy.
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On MASSIVE 8.2 Pacific
Post by: azozeo on August 18, 2018, 07:02:43 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/mDJsbEffKMY&fs=1
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On MASSIVE 8.2 Pacific Ranks Top 20 EVAH
Post by: azozeo on August 18, 2018, 07:05:44 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/uYX8I24zoXs&fs=1
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On MASSIVE 8.2 Pacific
Post by: azozeo on August 18, 2018, 07:08:33 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/mDJsbEffKMY&fs=1


http://www.youtube.com/v/LyIu58XfcY8&fs=1
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On - 7.0 Indonesia
Post by: azozeo on August 19, 2018, 05:38:25 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/CA3Av_Q-QiQ&fs=1
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On - Is. of Lombok lifted 25 cm. or 10 in.
Post by: azozeo on August 19, 2018, 05:48:42 PM
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/indonesian-island-lifted-10-inches-by-deadly-quake/2018/08/10/7a42ba9c-9d0f-11e8-a8d8-9b4c13286d6b_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.a6dca7bad105 (https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/indonesian-island-lifted-10-inches-by-deadly-quake/2018/08/10/7a42ba9c-9d0f-11e8-a8d8-9b4c13286d6b_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.a6dca7bad105)
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On 7.1 Peru/Brazil Border
Post by: azozeo on August 24, 2018, 01:39:24 PM
https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/7-1-magnitude-earthquake-hits-peru-brazil-border-region-1905599 (https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/7-1-magnitude-earthquake-hits-peru-brazil-border-region-1905599)
Title: 🌋 Whole Lotta Shakin': Japan Hammered Again
Post by: RE on September 06, 2018, 01:50:06 AM
https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1013544/japan-earthquake-sapporo-hokkaido-earthquake-ring-of-fire-tsunami-warning (https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1013544/japan-earthquake-sapporo-hokkaido-earthquake-ring-of-fire-tsunami-warning)

Japan earthquake: Sapporo ROCKED by 6.7 earthquake - landslide traps people in homes
A POWERFUL earthquake has rocked the city of Sapporo in northern Japan killing at least four people, just hours after large parts of the south of the country were battered by the biggest typhoon to hit in 25 years.
By Alice Scarsi
PUBLISHED: 02:00, Thu, Sep 6, 2018 | UPDATED: 07:54, Thu, Sep 6, 2018

(https://cdn.images.express.co.uk/img/dynamic/78/590x/secondary/japan-earthquake-damage-1495043.jpg?r=1536216858247)

The Magnitude 6.7 quake struck 70 miles south of Sapporo on the island of Hokkaido shortly after 7pm BST (3am Thursday local time), according to the US Geological Survey (USGS).

Local government officials are reporting that a 82-year-old man has died after falling down the stairs in his home during the earthquake, and have confirmed that three more people passed away following the devastating tremor.

Another 33 people are still missing.

But public broadcaster NHK said that six people were found in cardiopulmonary arrest, a term commonly used in Japan before death is formally confirmed, and authorities expect the death toll to further rise as rescuers searched houses buried by landslides.
Related articles

(https://cdn.images.express.co.uk/img/dynamic/78/590x/japan-earthquake-sapporo-hokkaido-earthquake-ring-of-fire-1013544.jpg?r=1536216858731)

    Japan earthquake: Why are there so many every year?
    Japan earthquake: Huge 6.4 magnitude quake hits Japan

A further 120 people were injured, with at least 10 being taken to hospital.

Japanese TV showed damaged buildings and quoted police as saying some people had been trapped in collapsed structures.

The tremor, which lasted for about 20 seconds, triggered a landslide which covered homes in the rural town of Atsuma trapping residents inside.

Aerial footage showed scenes of devastation, with mounds of reddish earth and toppled trees piled up at the edge of green fields, and the collapsed remains of what appeared to be houses or barns could be seen scattered around.

Other scenes from the southeastern part of Sapporo showed crumbled roads and mud flowing onto a main street.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said officials have set up a command center to coordinate rescue efforts.

Japan earthquake: damage
There were dozens of landslides and significant damage in the Sapporo (Image: GETTY)

The entire island lost power for the first time since Hokkaido Electric Power Co was created in 1951, as shortly after the tremor the utility conducted an emergency shutdown of all its fossil fuel-fired power plants.

All trains acros the island were also halted.

Scared residents took to Twitter to share testimonies of the terrrifying night.

One Twitter user said: “Just woke up to a pretty damn big earthquake in Sapporo.

"I've been through quite a few before and I'm shaking like a leaf right now. In fact, we're getting an aftershock right now…”
Related articles

    Japan earthquake MAP: Where is Hokkaido?
    Japan hit by ANOTHER shattering earthquake after fatal Sapporo tremor

Japan earthquake map
Japan earthquake: A powerful Magnitude 6.7 quake has struck near Sapporo (Image: EXPRESS)

japan earthquake sapporo hokkaido earthquake ring of fire tsunami warning
The quake knocked out power to Hokkaido's 5.3million residents (Image: GETTY)

They are likely referring to the 5.4 magnitude aftershock which hit Hokkaido island shortly after the main earthquake.

The tremor struck at an approximate depth of 25 miles, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA).

The epicenter was just 16 miles from the city of Chitose, home to Hokkaido's main airport.

A Twitter user named Licia said: “My friends. We just had a major #earthquake here in Japan. #Hokkaido. #Sapporo.

"We are in the dark, but otherwise fine. Omg! It was humongous. No information on magnitude. Internet still works for now.”
Typhoon Jebi: Kyoto hit with strong wind and rain during storm
 

japan earthquake
Houses were hit by landslides following the 6.7-magnitude quake (Image: GETTY)

USGS said the earthquake is not expected to generate a tsunami based on its intensity, depth and historic tsunami records.

Sapporo is the capital of Hokkaido prefecture with a population of nearly two million people.

Kenji Yamamoto, an official in Noborito, told public broadcaster NHK there were no reports of injuries or death in that town.

Japan sits in the "Ring of Fire" arc of volcanoes and oceanic trenches that partly encircles the Pacific Basin.

The island nation accounts for around 20 percent of the world's earthquakes of Magnitude 6 or greater.

Houses hit by landslides after the quake
At least two people were killed and 38 were missing after the quake (Image: GETTY)

The earthquake comes just hours after prefectures in the south of Japan were battered by Typhoon Jebi.

At least 11 people were killed and more than 450 injured in the powerful storm caused widespread damage.

The cities of Osaka, Kobe and Kyoto which make up the Kansai region were some of the worst hit with violent winds of 135mph recorded.

Kansai International Airport, a major travel hub for the south of Japan, remains closed and could be shut for as long as a week.

(Additional reporting by Harvey Gavin)
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On- 7.8 Fiji
Post by: azozeo on September 06, 2018, 02:21:54 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/rmjuggvBGKw&fs=1
Title: Re: 🌋 Whole Lotta Shakin': Japan Hammered Again
Post by: RE on September 07, 2018, 01:06:50 AM
More dead Japanese.

Clearly not the best olace to ride out Collapse.

RE

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-45443188 (https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-45443188)

Fears grow for Japan quake survivors as death toll rises

    3 hours ago

(https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/660/cpsprodpb/5DA4/production/_103327932_934d3677-de9b-4c2f-a558-1b8f14a2f1b9.jpg)
Image caption Emergency crews are racing against the clock to find survivors

Rescuers continued to search for survivors of a powerful earthquake on Japan's island of Hokkaido, as the death toll rose to 16.

Dozens are still missing with many feared buried under rubble after the quake triggered landslides.

Some 1.6 million residents across Hokkaido remain without power.

The quake is the second disaster to hit Japan this week, after a deadly typhoon lashed the country's west coast.

The earthquake struck early on Thursday and thousands of people spent the night in evacuation centres.
'I thought I would die'

The village of Atsuma was among the hardest hit, where roads and houses collapsed after huge landslides.

"We've heard there are people still stuck under the mud, so we've been working around the clock but it's been difficult to rescue them," a rescue worker in Atsuma told public broadcaster NHK.

One resident said: "It was horrendous. The land slid all the way down and I thought I would die. I thought my house would collapse."

    Could an emoji save your life during an earthquake?

Image copyright EPA
Image caption With bad weather on the way, it is feared the landslides may continue
Image copyright Reuters
Image caption Many residents are still missing

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe confirmed 16 people had been killed, many people injured, and 26 remained missing.

"Please give your sympathy to people who spent a dark night in fear, and do everything you can to restore electricity as soon as possible," he instructed his ministers at an emergency cabinet meeting on Friday.
ADVERTISEMENT

Authorities said it could take at least one week to restore power lines to the sparsely populated countryside.

With bad weather expected over the next days, officials are warning people to remain cautious and be prepared for aftershocks.
Transport to resume

The island's main airport resumed flights on Friday and train services are also scheduled to restart before the weekend.

The quake also affected several manufacturers on the island. Operations at Toyota plant will be suspended until power is restored, the carmaker said.

A football friendly between Japan and Chile scheduled for Friday has been called off.
Media captionThe earthquake caused landslides which engulfed houses
Image copyright Reuters
Image caption Japan is prone to earthquakes

The earthquake comes on the heels of a deadly typhoon lashing the west of Japan over the past few days.

Jebi, the strongest typhoon to hit the country in 25 years, killed at least 10 people and caused widespread damage and disruption.

Japan is one of the world's most seismically active nations and accounts for around 20% of quakes worldwide of magnitude 6.0 or more.

In June, a deadly tremor hit Osaka region, killing five and injuring more than 300 people.
Title: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On 102 quakes Y/Stone 2.9 Old Faithful
Post by: azozeo on September 11, 2018, 12:13:00 PM



https://www.express.co.uk/news/science/1013987/Yellowstone-volcano-earthquake-supervolcano-eruption-latest-USGS (https://www.express.co.uk/news/science/1013987/Yellowstone-volcano-earthquake-supervolcano-eruption-latest-USGS)


https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/uu60296242#executive (https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/uu60296242#executive)
Title: Hundreds dead as quake, tsunami hit Indonesia's Sulawesi
Post by: RE on September 29, 2018, 02:06:53 AM
I wonder if this one was near Palloy?

RE

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/09/dozens-dead-quake-tsunami-hits-indonesia-sulawesi-island-180929055247705.html (https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/09/dozens-dead-quake-tsunami-hits-indonesia-sulawesi-island-180929055247705.html)

Hundreds dead as quake, tsunami hit Indonesia's Sulawesi

Nearly 400 killed and fate of 'tens to hundreds' of people unknown after magnitude 7.5 earthquake and tsunami hit Palu.
11 minutes ago

Hundreds dead as quake, tsunami hit Indonesia's Sulawesi

(https://www.aljazeera.com/mritems/imagecache/mbdxxlarge/mritems/Images/2018/9/29/717273f92921409fa5386b10cece86a6_18.jpg)
The quake and tsunami caused a major power outage that cut communications around Palu [Antara Foto/Rolex Malaha via Reuters]
more on Indonesia

    Indonesia tsunami sweeps away buildings
    today
    Indonesia's Joko Widodo woos millennials in re-election bid
    last week
    Indonesiaâ s Palm Oil Curse
    3 weeks ago
    Indonesia: President Joko Widodo announces bid for 2032 Olympics
    3 weeks ago

Nearly 400 people have been killed after a powerful earthquake triggered a tsunami that hit Indonesia's central Sulawesi island.

The national disaster agency on Saturday put the official death toll so far at 384, all of them in the tsunami-struck city of Palu, but warned the number was likely to rise.

In the city - home to around 350,000 people - partially covered bodies lay on the ground near the shore, the day after tsunami waves 1.5 metres came ashore.

Tomi Soetjipto, a journalist based in Indonesia's capital, Jakarta, said officials feared a "far worse" situation in the neighbouring city Donggala, home to nearly 300,000 people and closer to the epicentre of the 7.5 magnitude earthquake, which hit the area on dusk at Friday.

"We haven't heard any news in terms of casualties from there, and officials are foreseeing and fearing the worst," he told Al Jazeera.

The disaster agency also said there were concerns about the whereabouts of hundreds of people preparing for a beach festival due to start Friday evening.

Meanwhile, hospitals in Palu were overwhelmed by the influx of injured, with many people being treated in the open air, while other survivors helped to retrieve the remains of those who died.

Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman for Indonesia's disaster agency, described the damage from the quake and tsunami as "extensive" and said bodies of some victims were found trapped between rubble of collapsing buildings.

"Many bodies were found along the shoreline because of the tsunami, but the numbers are still unknown," he said.
 Disaster agency reported 'extensive' damage to buildings in Palu [Rifki/AP]
'I just ran'

Dramatic video footage filmed from the top floor of a parking ramp in Palu, nearly 80km from the quake's epicentre, showed waves of water bring down several buildings and inundate a large mosque.

"I just ran when I saw the waves hitting homes on the coastline," said Palu resident Rusidanto.

The quake and tsunami caused a major power outage that cut communications around Palu, and on Saturday authorities were still having difficulties coordinating rescue efforts.

Road access to Palu from the east and the south were also disconnected.

The city's airport remained closed after its runway and air traffic control tower was damaged in the quake but officials said they were preparing to reopen to allow aid to come in.

The city, built around a narrow bay that apparently magnified the force of the tsunami waters, was strewn with debris from collapsed buildings. Seawater pooled inland and a mosque heavily damaged by the quake was half submerged. A shopping mall in the paralysed city had been reduced to a crumpled hulk.

Indonesian president Joko Widodo said the military was being called in to the disaster-struck region to help search-and-rescue teams get to victims and find bodies.
Officials say death toll from quake, tsunami on Palu may rise [AP]

Soetjipto, the journalist based in Jakarta, said emergency supplies have been dispatched from Jakarta and other cities near Palu, but the aid has not reached affected areas because of "bad roads".

"Makeshift shelters are being erected in the cities nearby. For now, the majority of people there are staying outside their homes," he added.

Indonesia's meteorological and geophysics agency BMKG issued a tsunami warning after the quake, but lifted it 34 minutes later.

The agency was widely criticised for not informing a tsunami had hit Palu on Saturday, though officials said waves had come within the time the warning was issued.

The Palu area was hit by a less powerful quake earlier on Friday, which destroyed some houses, killed one person and injured at least 10 in Donggala, authorities said.

Indonesia sits on the Pacific Ring of Fire and is regularly hit by earthquakes. In August, a series of major quakes killed over 500 people in the tourist island of Lombok and destroyed dozens of villages along its northern coast.

Palu was hit by tsunami in 1927 and 1968, according to the disaster agency.
 
Title: 🌋 Indonesian quake toll jumps to 832 dead as rescuers struggle
Post by: RE on September 30, 2018, 02:27:26 AM
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-indonesia-quake/indonesian-quake-toll-jumps-to-832-dead-as-rescuers-struggle-idUSKCN1M90RZ (https://www.reuters.com/article/us-indonesia-quake/indonesian-quake-toll-jumps-to-832-dead-as-rescuers-struggle-idUSKCN1M90RZ)

World News
September 29, 2018 / 12:33 PM / Updated an hour ago
Indonesian quake toll jumps to 832 dead as rescuers struggle

(https://s3.reutersmedia.net/resources/r/?m=02&d=20180930&t=2&i=1309697576&r=LYNXNPEE8T0A7&w=1280)

PALU, Indonesia (Reuters) - The toll from an earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia soared on Sunday to 832 confirmed dead, with authorities fearing it will only climb as rescuers struggle to reach outlying communities cut off from communications and help.
People take fuel from a tanker truck in earthquake and tsunami hit Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia September 30, 2018 in this photo taken by Antara Foto. Antara Foto/Muhammad Adimaja/ via REUTERS

Dozens of people were reported to be trapped in the rubble of two hotels and a mall in the city of Palu, which was hit by waves as high as six meters (20 feet) following the 7.5 magnitude earthquake on Friday.

A young woman was pulled alive from the rubble of the Roa Roa Hotel, the news website Detik.com reported. Hotel owner Ko Jefry told Metro TV on Saturday that up to 60 people were believed trapped. Hundreds of people gathered at the mall searching for loved ones.

With most of the confirmed deaths from Palu, authorities are bracing for much worse as reports filter in from outlying areas, in particular, Donggala, a region of 300,000 people north of Palu and closer to the epicenter of the quake, and two other districts.

Vice President Jusuf Kalla said the toll could rise into the thousands.

Sponsored

National disaster mitigation agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho told a news conference the affected area was bigger than initially thought, though rescuers only had good access to one of four affected districts - Palu.

“We haven’t received reports from the three other areas. Communication is still down, power is still out. We don’t know for sure what is the impact,” he said.

“There are many areas where the search and rescue teams haven’t been able to reach,” Nugroho said, adding that teams needed heavy equipment to move broken concrete.

Five foreigners - three French, one South Korean and one Malaysian - were among the missing, he said. The 832 fatalities included people crushed in collapsing buildings and swept to their death by tsunami waves.

Donggala town has been extensively damaged, with houses swept into the sea and bodies trapped in debris, according to a Metro TV reporter on the scene.

The Red Cross said it had heard nothing from the Donggala region.
People queue for fuel at a petrol station in earthquake and tsunami hit Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia September 30, 2018 in this photo taken by Antara Foto. Antara Foto/Muhammad Adimaja/ via REUTERS

“This is extremely worrying,” it said in a statement.

“This is already a tragedy, but it could get much worse.”

National search and rescue agency chief Muhammad Syaugi told Reuters rescuers were flying to Donggala by helicopter.

Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said the government had allocated 560 billion rupiah ($37.58 million) for disaster recovery, media reported.
QUESTIONS ABOUT WARNINGS

Indonesia is all too familiar with deadly earthquakes and tsunamis. In 2004, a quake off Sumatra island triggered a tsunami across the Indian Ocean, killing 226,000 people in 13 countries, including more than 120,000 in Indonesia.

Questions are sure to be asked why warning systems set up around the country after that disaster appear to have failed on Friday.

The meteorological and geophysics agency BMKG issued a tsunami warning after the Friday quake but lifted it 34 minutes later, drawing criticism it had withdrawn it too quickly. But officials said they estimated the waves had hit while the warning was in force.

Hundreds of people had gathered for a festival on Palu’s beach when the water smashed onshore at dusk. A disaster official said the tsunami traveled across the sea at speeds of 800 kph (500 mph) before striking the shore.

Video footage on social media showed waves surging ashore in huge swirls of debris as people scattered.

Palu is at the head of a narrow bay, about 10 km long and 2 km wide, which had “amplified” the force of the wave as it was funneled toward the city, a geophysics agency official said.

Questions have been raised about what caused the tsunami, with speculation an underwater landslide was to blame.
Slideshow (9 Images)

The BMKG said its closest sensor, about 200 km (125 miles) from Palu, had only recorded an “insignificant”, six-cm (2.5 inches) wave, while researchers said it was surprising the quake, which was recorded as a “strike-slip” event, when tectonic plates move horizontally against each other rather than vertically, had generated a tsunami.

“It may be that the shock of the quake triggered a landslide underwater,” Abdul Muhari, who heads a tsunami research team that advises the government, told Reuters.

About 16,000 displaced people were seeking shelter and needed clean water, Nugroho said, while 540 were people were injured, many getting treatment in tents set up in the open.
‘HORRIFYING’

Photos showed bodies lined up on a street on Saturday, some in bags and some with their faces covered by clothes.

President Joko Widodo visited Palu on Sunday to inspect the rescue.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Indonesia had not asked for help but he had contacted Widodo overnight to offer support and deep sympathies.

“It is horrifying ... If he needs our help, he’ll have it,” he told ABC TV’s Insiders program.

The military has started sending in aircraft with aid from Jakarta and other cities, authorities said.

Palu’s airport was damaged in the quake, but had reopened for limited commercial flights, authorities said.

Indonesia sits on the Pacific Ring of Fire and is regularly hit by earthquakes.

In August, a series of quakes killed more than 500 people on the tourist island of Lombok, hundreds of kilometers southwest of Sulawesi.

($1 = 14,900.0000 rupiah)

Reporting by Reuters stringer in PALU, Fergus Jensen, Fanny Potkin, Tabita Diela, Agustinus Beo Da Costa, Gayatri Suroyo, Fransiska Nangoy, Kanupriya Kapoor in JAKARTA; Writing by Robert Birsel; Editing by Lincoln Feast and Michael Perry
Title: 🌋 Indonesia earthquake: Huge surge in death toll
Post by: RE on September 30, 2018, 06:40:30 PM
Not a good day to get a suntan at the beach.

RE

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-45697553 (https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-45697553)

Indonesia earthquake: Huge surge in death toll

    30 September 2018

(https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/624/cpsprodpb/176BD/production/_103633959_sulawesi_palu_v2_earthquake_640-nc.png)

Media captionIt is feared many people remain trapped in collapsed buildings

At least 832 people were killed in the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, the national disaster agency says.

Many people were reported trapped in the rubble of buildings that collapsed in Friday's 7.5-magnitude earthquake, agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho told a news conference.

The quake triggered tsunami waves as high as 6m (20ft), he added.

Vice-President Jusuf Kalla said the final death toll could be thousands.

Rescuers have been digging by hand in the search for survivors in the city of Palu.

"What we now desperately need is heavy machinery to clear the rubble. I have my staff on the ground, but it's impossible just to rely on their strength alone to clear this," Muhammad Syaugi, head of the national search-and-rescue agency, told AFP news agency.

There have also been concerns about the town of Donggala, where the impact is still unclear.

    In pictures: Search for survivors

The Red Cross estimates that more than 1.6 million people have been affected by the earthquake and tsunami which it described as a tragedy that "could get much worse".

Strong aftershocks have continued to hit the island since Friday's earthquake.

President Joko Widodo visited Palu to view sites affected by the disaster, including Talise Beach - the main tourist area that was badly affected by the tsunami.

"I know there are many problems that need to be solved in a short time, including communications," he said.
What is the situation in Palu?

Many remain missing in the city of 335,000, some thought to be trapped in the debris of collapsed buildings.

Rescue teams dug by hand to free 24 people trapped in the rubble of the Roa-Roa hotel in the city of Palu, but there are fears that dozens more remain trapped.
Image copyright EPA
Image caption The tsunami left a trail of destruction

Bodies have been lying in city streets and the injured are being treated in tents because of damage to hospitals.

Anxious survivors in Palu bedded down in the open air on Saturday night, heeding advice by officials not to return to their homes as a precaution.

"It feels very tense," Risa Kusuma, who was with her feverish baby boy at an evacuation centre, told AFP.

"Every minute an ambulance brings in bodies. Clean water is scarce. The minimarkets are looted everywhere."
'Supplies running out'

By Rebecca Henschke, in Poso

In Poso, a four-hour drive from Palu, supplies are running out. State-owned petrol stations have closed as they have run dry. People are queuing up at roadside stalls, buying petrol in bottles to take into the affected area and to find missing loved ones. Supermarkets have limited food left and it is difficult to find bottled water.

Ermi Liana, who is travelling with our BBC team, doesn't know if her parents are alive. "They live close to a bridge that collapsed. I can't reach them by phone," she says. "I can only pray they are alive."

We haven't seen any aid heading in and there is still no communication link to the town of Donggala.
Why were so many killed on Friday?

The 7.5 magnitude quake occurred at a shallow depth of 10km (6.2 miles) just off the central island of Sulawesi at 18:03 (10:03 GMT), triggering a tsunami, US monitors say.

Many people were on the beach in Palu, preparing for a festival, and were caught when waves swept in.

Video shows people screaming and fleeing in panic.

As well as destroying homes, the quake wrecked a shopping centre, a mosque, a hotel and a road bridge.

An air traffic controller at Palu airport died ensuring a plane took off safely after the quake.
What do survivors say?
Media captionThe moment the tsunami hit

When the quake hit, "we all panicked and ran out of the house," Anser Bachmid, 39, told AFP news agency. "People here need aid - food, drink, clean water. We don't know what to eat for dinner tonight."

"I just ran when I saw the waves hitting homes on the coastline," Palu resident Rusidanto said.

Dwi Haris, who was in the city for a wedding, was staying in a hotel with his wife and daughter when the quake struck.

"There was no time to save ourselves," he told the Associated Press news agency. "I was squeezed into the ruins of the wall... I heard my wife cry for help but then silence. I don't know what happened to her and my child. I hope they are safe."

With back and shoulder injuries, he is being treated outdoors at Palu's Army Hospital.
What is being done to help?

Aid is being flown from the capital Jakarta into Palu airport, using the part of its runway still intact.

Patients are being treated in the open outside city hospitals and at least one military field hospital has been erected.

The regional head of the Indonesian Doctors Association (IDI), Komang, asked the authorities for immediate help.

"We need tents, medicines, medical personnel, tarpaulins, blankets and more of other things," he said.

The UK-based charity Save the Children is sending an assessment team to the disaster zone.

"Unfortunately the more information that we're getting, the worse the situation appears to be," charity spokesman Tom Howells told the BBC from Jakarta.

Have you been affected by the earthquake? If it is safe to do so, share your experience by emailing haveyoursay@bbc.co.uk

Please include a contact number if you are willing to speak to a BBC journalist. You can also contact us in the following ways:

    WhatsApp: +44 7555 173285
    Or Upload your pictures/video here
    Tweet: @BBC_HaveYourSay
    Send an SMS or MMS to 61124 (UK) or +44 7624 800 100 (international)
    Please read our terms & conditions and privacy policy
Title: 🌋 Indonesian Tsunami: Death Toll Hits 1,200; Survivors Desperate For Aid
Post by: RE on October 01, 2018, 08:06:52 AM
Now up to 1200 Dead People!  Not up to the standard of the Big Tsunami that sent over 100K to the Great Beyond though.

Cross Indonesia off my list of Collapse Survival Holes.  I hope Palloy is doing OK. 🤞

RE

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/indonesia-earthquake-tsunami-mass-burial-prison-breaks-today-2018-10-01/ (https://www.cbsnews.com/news/indonesia-earthquake-tsunami-mass-burial-prison-breaks-today-2018-10-01/)

Indonesian Tsunami: Death Toll Hits 1,200; Survivors Desperate For Aid

October 1, 20189:41 AM ET

Bill Chappell

(https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2018/10/01/rts23lud_wide-1868536027ae2825611b64cfd87693218360eea9-s800-c85.jpg)
A bridge was wrecked at the city of Palu, after an earthquake and tsunami hit the area in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia.
Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters

Emergency crews are still trying to find victims of an earthquake and tsunami that struck Indonesia's island of Sulawesi, killing at least 1,200 people, according to local media citing government officials.

The death toll could rise even higher, officials warn, as workers clear debris, rubble and vehicles that were swept away by a massive wave of seawater on Friday.

The tsunami was triggered by a 7.5-magnitude earthquake that struck along the coastal district of Donggala on Friday. Most of the dead were found in nearby Palu, a city of nearly 300,000 where an onlooker took a video of the seawater raging ashore just after 5 p.m., local time.

Relief and rescue efforts have been hampered by communication and transportation problems in the stricken region. The damage caused landslides and forced Palu's international airport to close for at least one full day.

Desperate for food and water, some local residents have taken matters into their own hands. The Jakarta Post says "many survivors blocked trucks carrying aid to plunder the contents" in Palu and Donggala. Photos from the region also show people clambering atop a fuel truck, filling up makeshift containers and passing them down to a waiting crowd.
Sign Up For The NPR Daily Newsletter

Catch up on the latest headlines and unique NPR stories, sent every weekday.
E-mail address

By subscribing, you agree to NPR's terms of use and privacy policy.

Other residents gathered at Palu's port, hoping to get at any supplies arriving by ship. A number of stores were looted, the Post adds.

Videos posted to social media also captured the scene as the quake struck, with people scrambling away from large cracks in the ground as buildings either collapsed or simply slid away — their foundations overcome by the earth's liquefaction.

President Joko Widodo visited Palu on Sunday, inspecting the large-scale damage and consoling survivors. He also acknowledged problems with getting aid to the region, and urged people to be patient.

Thousands of people began camping at the airport over the weekend, hoping to leave. But the airport has only been operating at partial capacity since it reopened. And as they wait for a chance to fly out, people are also enduring heat of more the 90 degrees, with little to sustain them.

Overwhelmed by the sheer number of bodies to deal with, local and military officials arranged for a mass burial site for the victims, according to Indonesian disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, who says officials feared a prolonged delay could create a new health crisis.

A car sits wedged into a building Monday, days after a tsunami struck the city of Palu, Indonesia, triggered by an earthquake. At least 1,200 people have been confirmed dead in the disaster.
Carl Court/Getty Images

In addition to travel and communication problems, relief agencies say their response to the latest crisis is somewhat limited by the fact that many staff members remain deployed to Lombok — an island hundreds of miles to the south of Sulawesi, where a 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck one month ago.

"Oxfam is provisionally planning a response to reach 100,000 people in Palu city and Donggala district," said Ancilla Bere, Oxfam's humanitarian manager in Indonesia. "This is likely to focus on the immediate needs such as ready-to-eat meals, water purification kits and emergency shelters."

Bere added in a statement emailed to NPR that while access "remains a big concern with a key road cut off by a landslide and other infrastructure badly damaged," she's glad to hear the Indonesian armed forces are using military aircraft and helicopters to reach survivors.

On Monday, Indonesia's energy agency said it hopes to restore the electricity network within three days. In the meantime, portable generators and other supplies are being sent to the area aboard two C-130 Hercules cargo jets, according to Nugroho.

The earthquake hit at 5:02 p.m., quickly triggering a tsunami alert. But about 30 minutes later, Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency canceled the warning, saying the quake was "not capable of generating a tsunami affecting the Indian Ocean region."

Soon afterward, reports of a large tsunami began to emerge, including video showing a large wave ripping through homes and streets near the Palu Grand Mall.

The earthquake was caused by "strike-slip faulting at shallow depths," the U.S. Geological Survey says. And while it's common to focus on temblors' epicenters, the agency says, "earthquakes of this size are more appropriately described as slip over a larger fault area." It estimates that this quake's size was around 80x30 km — or roughly 50 by 20 miles.

The U.S.G.S. adds, "Shallow earthquakes of this size can often have a deadly impact on nearby communities."
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: Eddie on October 01, 2018, 08:22:36 AM
Not that close to Palloy, or his bones, whichever that is.
Title: 🌋 Indonesian Tsunami: Drone Video
Post by: RE on October 01, 2018, 10:53:46 AM
http://www.youtube.com/v/k4hQqkR0ojU
Title: Re: 🌋 Indonesian Tsunami: Drone Video
Post by: azozeo on October 01, 2018, 12:33:48 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/k4hQqkR0ojU


Good Catch. What a mess.....
Title: 🌋 Indonesia earthquake, tsunami death toll surges amid prison breaks
Post by: RE on October 02, 2018, 01:57:47 AM
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/indonesia-earthquake-tsunami-mass-burial-prison-breaks-today-2018-10-01/ (https://www.cbsnews.com/news/indonesia-earthquake-tsunami-mass-burial-prison-breaks-today-2018-10-01/)

 CBS/AP October 1, 2018, 2:29 AM
Indonesia earthquake, tsunami death toll surges amid prison breaks and mass burial

(https://cbsnews3.cbsistatic.com/hub/i/r/2018/09/30/25eadaf8-c074-4f56-9e57-68e87f7f655b/resize/620x/65a84595497e2146f8469b607ed78655/rts23gig.jpg)

Last Updated Oct 1, 2018 7:43 AM EDT

PALU, Indonesia -- Bright-colored body bags were placed side-by-side in a freshly dug mass grave Monday, as a hard-hit Indonesian city began burying its dead from the devastating earthquake and tsunami that killed more than 840 people and left thousands homeless. As CBS News correspondent Ben Tracy reports, the death toll was expected to rise significantly given how difficult it has been for rescuers to reach some of the hardest-hit areas, where hundreds more are feared dead.

The seismic shock from the magnitude 7.5 quake triggered a tsunami nearly 20-feet-high, which came roaring over the island of Sulawesi without warning after the earthquake cut power to the tsunami alert system, reports Tracy.

Until Sunday night, cries for help could be heard from the rubble of the Roa Roa Hotel in the devastated city of Palu, where most of the deaths have been confirmed thus far. Officials believe as many as 50 people could still be buried under the mountain of debris.

But while some crews were still racing to save survivors on Monday, others had turned to the grim task of collecting bodies.

Local Army Commander Tiopan Aritonang said 545 bodies would be brought to the newly-dug mass grave from one hospital alone, but that only some would be buried on Monday. The grave being dug in Palu will be 33 feet by 330 feet and could be enlarged if needed, said Willem Rampangilei, chief of Indonesia's National Disaster Mitigation Agency.

"This must be done as soon as possible for health and religious reasons," he said. Indonesia is majority Muslim, and religious custom calls for burials soon after death, typically within one day.

Local military spokesman Mohammad Thorir said the area adjacent to a public cemetery on a hill can hold as many as 1,000 bodies. All the victims, coming from local hospitals, have been photographed to help families locate where their relatives were buried.

Some 1,200 inmates escaped from three detention facilities on Sulawesi after Friday's quake and tsunami, French news agency AFP reported Monday, citing a justice ministry official. AFP quoted Sri Puguh Utami as saying the inmates fled from two facilities in the hard-hit city of Palu, both of which were overcapacity, and one in Donggala.

"I'm sure they escaped because they feared they would be affected by the earthquake. This is for sure a matter of life and death for the prisoners," she said. The facility in Donggala was set on fire and all 343 inmates were still on the loose, Utami said. Most of the escapees were behind bars for corruption and narcotics offenses, she added.
A search and rescue team evacuates a victim from the ruins of the Roa-Roa Hotel in Palu, Central Sulawesi,

Rescue teams evacuate a victim from the Roa-Roa Hotel in Indonesia on Sept. 30, 2018.
Antara Foto Agency/REUTERS

Tracy reports that with emergency crews focused entirely on the search and rescue effort, there are no police available to try and track down the escapees.

A 25-year-old woman was found alive Sunday evening in the ruins of the Roa-Roa Hotel, according to the National Search and Rescue Agency, which released photos of the her lying on a stretcher covered in a blanket. A number of other survivors were still being found and a few were being pulled from buildings in different locations.

The cries from beneath the hotel, which appeared to have toppled over with its walls splintered like pickup sticks, went silent by Sunday afternoon. 

"We are trying our best. Time is so important here to save people," said Muhammad Syaugi, head of the national search and rescue team. "Heavy equipment is on the way."

Metro TV showed about a dozen rescuers in orange jumpsuits climbing over debris with a stretcher carrying the body of a victim from the modest business hotel.

Other rescuers worked to try to free a 15-year-old girl trapped under concrete in her house in Palu after it collapsed on her family during the earthquake. Unable to move her legs under the rubble, Nurul Istikharah was trapped beside her dead mother and niece. Rescuers also tried to control water from a leaking pipe, fearing she would drown.

Istikharah was unconscious during part of the effort to free her, but rescuers kept talking to her to try to keep her awake. Others offered her food and water.

Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo authorized the acceptance of international help, Thomas Lembong, chair of Indonesia's Investment Coordinating Board, tweeted Monday morning. It wasn't immediately clear what type of help was approved, but the stricken areas needed medical supplies, fuel, fresh water and experts.

"We will send food today, as much as possible with several aircraft," he told journalists in the capital, Jakarta, adding a supply of fuel was also set to arrive.

In Donggala, the site closest to the earthquake's epicenter, aerial footage on Metro TV showed the sugary blond sands of beaches swept out to sea, along with some buildings. Some structures in the town were severely damaged, with plywood walls shredded and chunks of concrete scattered on the pavement. Much of the damage, however, appeared limited to the waterfront.

Palu, which has more than 380,000 people, was strewn with debris from the earthquake and tsunami. A heavily damaged mosque was half-submerged and a shopping mall was reduced to a crumpled hulk. A large bridge with yellow arches had collapsed.

The city is built around a narrow bay that apparently magnified the force of the tsunami as the waves raced into the tight inlet.

In Palu, residents said dozens of people could still be buried in their homes.

"The ground rose up like a spine and suddenly fell. Many people were trapped and buried under collapsed houses. I could do nothing to help," resident Nur Indah said, crying. "In the evening, some of them turned on their cellphones just to give a sign that they were there. But the lights were off later and the next day."

With hundreds injured, earthquake-damaged hospitals were overwhelmed.

Nugroho said 61 foreigners were in Palu at the time of the disaster. Most were accounted for, but one South Korean was believed to be trapped in the Roa-Roa Hotel, while three others from France and one from Malaysia were missing.

The disaster agency has said that essential aircraft could land at Palu's airport, though AirNav, which oversees aircraft navigation, said the runway was cracked and the control tower damaged.

The earthquake/tsunami was the latest natural disaster to hit Indonesia, which is frequently struck by earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and tsunamis because of its location on the "Ring of Fire," an arc of volcanoes and fault lines in the Pacific Basin. In December 2004, a massive magnitude 9.1 earthquake off Sumatra island in western Indonesia triggered a tsunami that killed 230,000 people in a dozen countries. More recently, a powerful quake on the island of Lombok killed 505 people in August.

Indonesia is a vast archipelago of more than 17,000 islands home to 260 million people. Roads and infrastructure are poor in many areas, making access difficult in the best of conditions.
© 2018 CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Title: 📷 Whole Lotta Shakin': Indonesia Quake Photo Caption Contest
Post by: RE on October 02, 2018, 02:14:05 AM
(https://media1.s-nbcnews.com/j/newscms/2018_40/2587031/181001-palu-indonesia-aftermath-ac-1030p_cde501fe7557dbb84b6bc0eb890b9fb4.fit-2000w.jpg)
Title: 🌋 Quake survivors at Palu airport, Indonesia (1 min Video)
Post by: RE on October 04, 2018, 08:11:12 AM
http://www.youtube.com/v/UzqqLzSM2HU
Title: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On: EARTHQUAKE at RE's
Post by: RE on November 21, 2018, 10:27:58 AM
We just had a good shaker here.  This one was enough to get me out of my chair hobbling over to the door to the back porch.  It took me so long to get there, by the time I got to the door the quake was over.  If we ever get a real big one here, I'm a goner.

I'll report more when I get details on the magnitude and where the epicenter was.

RE
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On: EARTHQUAKE at RE's
Post by: RE on November 21, 2018, 11:00:15 AM
We just had a good shaker here.  This one was enough to get me out of my chair hobbling over to the door to the back porch.  It took me so long to get there, by the time I got to the door the quake was over.  If we ever get a real big one here, I'm a goner.

I'll report more when I get details on the magnitude and where the epicenter was.

RE

It was only a 5.7, but pretty close by.  Near some of the local Volcanoes.

    9 miles SW of Iliamna Volcano
    30 miles NE of Pedro Bay
    38 miles SE of Port Alsworth
    40 miles SW of Redoubt Volcano
    42 miles N of Augustine Volcano
    53 miles E of Nondalton
    53 miles W of Anchor Point
    57 miles W of Ninilchik

RE
Title: Earthquake estimated at magnitude 5.7 rattles Southcentral Alaska
Post by: RE on November 21, 2018, 07:04:11 PM
https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/2018/11/21/earthquake-estimated-at-57-rattles-southcentral-alaska/ (https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/2018/11/21/earthquake-estimated-at-57-rattles-southcentral-alaska/)

Alaska News
Earthquake estimated at magnitude 5.7 rattles Southcentral Alaska

    pencil Author: Zaz Hollander
    clock Updated: 2 hours ago calendar Published 8 hours ago

(https://www.adn.com/resizer/5LyBLBekZWJ0epgNS3BbhlR3h2o=/992x0/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-adn.s3.amazonaws.com/public/DHIT3T3CYBAFDOV5D2YDKFYWJU.png)

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.7 shook Southcentral Alaska residents Wednesday morning.

There were no immediate reports of damage, according to the Alaska Earthquake Center. Reports came in from Kodiak and as far south on the Kenai Peninsula as Homer, though the seismic activity really seemed to get the attention of people in Anchorage: The majority of the reports to the center’s “Did You Feel It?” site came from the municipality.

Someone in Eagle River reported a “BIG jolt” that nearly knocked him off his feet in a quick side-to-side motion. A Palmer resident reported a “short little rumble” though other Mat-Su residents reported not feeling a thing.

No tsunami was expected to be generated by the 9:21 a.m. quake, centered about 9 miles south of Iliamna, according to the Alaska Earthquake Center.
About this Author
Zaz Hollander

Veteran ADN reporter Zaz Hollander is based in Wasilla and covers the Mat-Su region and breaking news.
Title: Gig-NORMOUS Quake on the Last Great Frontier!!!!!
Post by: RE on November 30, 2018, 10:12:29 AM
By far, the biggest one I have ever experienced.  Hadda be in the 8s.  Digs were shaking like a leaf, I got preps off the shelves all over the place.  Several aftershocks since.

Power is out, I am on backup power now.  GCI is still functioning with internet communications though, so I am able to get back online.  I am OK.  This one went on so long I was actually able to hobble my way out the back door.  I seriously thought the building would come down.  This complex is built well though, and the digs stood up to the test.

I don't think the power will come back on too soon here.  Sirens blaring all over the place.  I may lose internet at some point.

I will report more when I get more information.

If you have never experienced a really BIG quake, trust me you don't want to.  I don't know where the epicenter of this one was or how deep, but if it wasn't straight under Palmer then wherever it did hit has to be WRECKED.  My heart rate went up about double and I haven't moved that fast in a couple of years.

I have now sat out on the porch, had a cancerette and calmed down some.

RE
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: K-Dog on November 30, 2018, 10:19:45 AM
Glad you are Ok.  News says it was. 6.5.  Good your digs did not experience collapse and I hope you stay warm.
Title: Alaska earthquake MAP: Where did Alaska earthquake hit? Where is tsunami warning
Post by: RE on November 30, 2018, 10:23:04 AM
Came in at a 7.2.  Can't believe it was that low.  Tsunami Warning in effect for the Cook Inlet.  Only 12 km north of Anchorage.  They must have really got nailed.

RE

Alaska earthquake MAP: Where did Alaska earthquake hit? Where is tsunami warning?

A MASSIVE magnitude 7.2 earthquake has struck Alaska - but where exactly did the huge quake hit and is a tsunami warning in effect for the surrounding area?
By Kat Hopps
PUBLISHED: 18:06, Fri, Nov 30, 2018 | UPDATED: 18:12, Fri, Nov 30, 2018

(https://cdn.images.express.co.uk/img/dynamic/78/590x/Alaska-earthquake-MAP-1052704.jpg?r=1543601524787)
Alaska earthquake MAP: A magnitude 7.2 earthquake has rocked Alaska in the United States (Image: US Tsunami Warning System)

The huge tremor was recorded at 5.29pm GMT (8.29am local time), rattling buildings and terrifying residents.

One person wrote on EMSC’s testimonies website: “Very bad. It’s ugly.”
Where was the earthquake?

The epicentre was recorded 12km north of Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city home in the south-central part of the state on the Cook Islet.

The city is home to nearly 300,000 people.

A tsunami warning is in effect for the Cook Inlet area and Southern Kenai Peninsula, according to the National Tsunami Warning Center.

People are being warned to stay away from the beach and to seek higher ground inland immediately if the tide starts to go out.

This story is being updated - more to follow.
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: Eddie on November 30, 2018, 10:31:07 AM
Pretty close to the epicenter, alright. Hope you don't fall in a crack and get swallowed up. Wow!
Title: Re: Gig-NORMOUS Quake on the Last Great Frontier!!!!!
Post by: RE on November 30, 2018, 10:31:21 AM
Maintenance just came by to shut of the gas main.  So no heat now for the forseeable future.  Also no water, all the mains are busted.  No electricity as I said.  I may have to break out the Kero Heater.  I'm hopeful the electricty comes back on before the digs turn into an ice cube so I can use my electric heaters. This is really bad.

RE
Title: Re: Gig-NORMOUS Quake on the Last Great Frontier!!!!!
Post by: RE on November 30, 2018, 10:32:26 AM
Maintenance just came by to shut of the gas main.  So no heat now for the forseeable future.  Also no water, all the mains are busted.  No electricity as I said.  I may have to break out the Kero Heater.  I'm hopeful the electricty comes back on before the digs turn into an ice cube so I can use my electric heaters. This is really bad.

RE

Just got another 2 small aftershocks.

RE
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: K-Dog on November 30, 2018, 10:34:04 AM
A new report says Palmer experienced 8.1.
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: whoneedsacleanroom on November 30, 2018, 10:42:48 AM
8.1? Truly a MOAB!!  Glad to hear you made it RE, Im hearing of busted bridges and streets.  Get the candle going.  Do you need us to fly in and bail you out? 
Title: Re: Gig-NORMOUS Quake on the Last Great Frontier!!!!!
Post by: RE on November 30, 2018, 10:42:55 AM
Maintenance just came by to shut of the gas main.  So no heat now for the forseeable future.  Also no water, all the mains are busted.  No electricity as I said.  I may have to break out the Kero Heater.  I'm hopeful the electricty comes back on before the digs turn into an ice cube so I can use my electric heaters. This is really bad.

RE

Just got another 2 small aftershocks.

RE

OK, he just shut off the water main to the boiler, not the gas.  Stove is still working.  I got one burner running now.  Prior experience has two burners keeping the place quite liveable.  I have backup electric (on that now) and I have bottled water.  Plenty of food.  I should be OK for a few days.  Assuming we don't get another one.  ::)

RE
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: RE on November 30, 2018, 10:46:10 AM
A new report says Palmer experienced 8.1.

I figured it had to be in the 8s.  I have experienced high 6s before and one 7, but this was literally an order of magnitude bigger.  Eagle River must be in shambles.

We have water all over the parking lot from the busted mains.  This will take quite some time to fix.

RE
Title: Re: Gig-NORMOUS Quake on the Last Great Frontier!!!!!
Post by: RE on November 30, 2018, 10:52:59 AM
Maintenance just came by to shut of the gas main.  So no heat now for the forseeable future.  Also no water, all the mains are busted.  No electricity as I said.  I may have to break out the Kero Heater.  I'm hopeful the electricty comes back on before the digs turn into an ice cube so I can use my electric heaters. This is really bad.

RE

Just got another 2 small aftershocks.

RE

OK, he just shut off the water main to the boiler, not the gas.  Stove is still working.  I got one burner running now.  Prior experience has two burners keeping the place quite liveable.  I have backup electric (on that now) and I have bottled water.  Plenty of food.  I should be OK for a few days.  Assuming we don't get another one.  ::)

RE

Check that, gas is now shut off also.  Burner is OUT.  I'm going to be burning a LOT of candles.  Fortunately, not super frigid out, it's in the low 30sF I think.  I may move into SaVANnah if the digs get too cold.

RE
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: Eddie on November 30, 2018, 11:06:54 AM
Keep us posted.
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: whoneedsacleanroom on November 30, 2018, 11:08:57 AM
News states Sarah Palins house is gone but they are okay.
Title: Re: Gig-NORMOUS Quake on the Last Great Frontier!!!!!
Post by: RE on November 30, 2018, 11:10:05 AM
Maintenance just came by to shut of the gas main.  So no heat now for the forseeable future.  Also no water, all the mains are busted.  No electricity as I said.  I may have to break out the Kero Heater.  I'm hopeful the electricty comes back on before the digs turn into an ice cube so I can use my electric heaters. This is really bad.

RE

GRID POWER ELECTRICITY BACK ON!  :icon_sunny:

I can now use my electric heaters!

That was really fast!  MEA is on the job!

I am going to wait a bit to see if it is stable, I'm getting some flickering.  When it looks stable, I'll sign off for a bit to change out my power supply back to the grid.

RE
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: RE on November 30, 2018, 11:16:47 AM
News states Sarah Palins house is gone but they are okay.

Sarah's house is closer by about 10 km to the epicenter than I am, and it's built near Big Lake on rather mushy ground.  It probably liquified and took out the foundation.  It's also probably not as well built as this complex, the place is a brick shithouse for a box & stick structure.

RE
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: Eddie on November 30, 2018, 11:20:32 AM
God misses again. Good try though.
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: whoneedsacleanroom on November 30, 2018, 11:42:03 AM
LMAO  now now, we need her to see Russia so she can tell us whats REALLY going on :) Watching numerous channels , great folks in your neck of the woods.  The pipeline shut down as a precaution, guess Im going to go fill up.
Title: Powerful quakes buckle Alaska roads, trigger tsunami warning
Post by: RE on November 30, 2018, 11:42:31 AM
https://www.yahoo.com/news/6-7-magnitude-earthquake-rocks-buildings-anchorage-174334431.html (https://www.yahoo.com/news/6-7-magnitude-earthquake-rocks-buildings-anchorage-174334431.html)

Powerful quakes buckle Alaska roads, trigger tsunami warning
[Associated Press]
Rachel d'Oro and Dan Joling, Associated Press
,Associated Press•November 30, 2018

(https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/lIrnBIfEp8S1VkZ_Kd7Peg--~A/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjtzbT0xO3c9ODAwO2g9NjAw/https://media-mbst-pub-ue1.s3.amazonaws.com/creatr-uploaded-images/2018-11/67223c10-f4cd-11e8-97cb-7c2ffc42ed1f)
Viewing from Anchorage airport/Getty Images

    <p> A car is trapped on a collapsed section of the offramp off of Minnesota Drive in Anchorage, Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. Back-to-back earthquakes measuring 7.0 and 5.8 rocked buildings and buckled roads Friday morning in Anchorage, prompting people to run from their offices or seek shelter under office desks, while a tsunami warning had some seeking higher ground. (AP Photo/Dan Joling) </p>

Anchorage Alaska
Viewing from Anchorage airport/Getty Images

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Back-to-back earthquakes measuring 7.0 and 5.8 rocked buildings and shattered roads Friday morning in Anchorage, sending people running into the streets and briefly triggering a warning to residents in Kodiak to flee to higher ground for fear of a tsunami.

The tsunami warning was lifted without incident a short time later. There were no immediate reports of any deaths or serious injuries.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the first and more powerful quake was centered about 7 miles (12 kilometers) north of Anchorage, Alaska's largest city, with a population of about 300,000. People ran from their offices or took cover under desks.

Cracks could be seen in a two-story downtown Anchorage building, and photographs posted to social media showed fractured roads, as well as fallen ceiling tiles at an Anchorage high school. A large section of an overpass near the Anchorage airport collapsed, marooning a car on a narrow island of pavement next to where the road gave way.

The quake also disrupted electrical service and knocked out traffic lights in Anchorage, snarling traffic.

Cereal boxes and packages of batteries littered the floor of a grocery store, and picture frames and mirrors were knocked from living room walls.

People went back inside after the first earthquake struck, but the 5.8 aftershock about five minutes later sent them running back into the streets.

A tsunami warning was issued for the southern Alaska coastal areas of Cook's Inlet and part of the Kenai peninsula. Kodiak police on Kodiak Island warned people in the city of 6,100 to "evacuate to higher ground immediately" because of "wave estimated 10 minutes."

Michael Burgy, a senior technician with the National Tsunami Warning Center in Palmer, Alaska, said the tsunami warning was automatically generated based on the quake's size and proximity to shore. Scientists monitored gauges to see if the quake generated big waves. Because there were none, they canceled the warning.

In Kenai, southwest of Anchorage, Brandon Slaton was alone at home and soaking in the bathtub when the earthquake struck. Slaton, who weighs 209 pounds, said it created a powerful back-and-forth sloshing in the bath, and before he knew it, he was thrown out of the tub by the waves.

His 120-pound mastiff panicked and tried to run down the stairs, but the house was swaying so much that the dog was thrown off its feet and into a wall and tumbled to the base of the stairs, Slaton said.

Slaton ran into his son's room after the shaking stopped and found his fish tank shattered and the fish on the floor, gasping for breath. He grabbed it and put it in another bowl.

"It was anarchy," he said. "There's no pictures left on the walls, there's no power, there's no fish tank left. Everything that's not tied down is broke."

Alaska averages 40,000 earthquakes per year, with more large quakes than the 49 other states combined. Southern Alaska has a high risk of earthquakes because of tectonic plates sliding past each other under the region.

Alaska has been hit by a number of powerful quakes over 7.0 magnitude in recent decades, including a 7.9 that hit last January southeast of Kodiak Island. But it is rare for a quake this big to strike so close such a heavily populated area.

David Harper was getting some coffee at a store when the low rumble began and intensified into something that sounded "like the building was just going to fall apart." Harper ran to the exit with other patrons there.

"The main thought that was going through my head as I was trying to get out the door was, 'I want this to stop,'" he said. Harper said the quake was "significant enough that the people who were outside were actively hugging each other. You could tell that it was a bad one."

On March 27, 1964, Alaska was hit by a 9.2 earthquake, the strongest recorded in U.S. history, centered about 75 miles (120 kilometers) east of Anchorage. The quake, which lasted about 4½ minutes, and the tsunami it triggered claimed about 130 lives.
Title: Re: Gig-NORMOUS Quake on the Last Great Frontier!!!!!
Post by: Surly1 on November 30, 2018, 11:57:54 AM
By far, the biggest one I have ever experienced.  Hadda be in the 8s.  Digs were shaking like a leaf, I got preps off the shelves all over the place.  Several aftershocks since.

Power is out, I am on backup power now.  GCI is still functioning with internet communications though, so I am able to get back online.  I am OK.  This one went on so long I was actually able to hobble my way out the back door.  I seriously thought the building would come down.  This complex is built well though, and the digs stood up to the test.

I don't think the power will come back on too soon here.  Sirens blaring all over the place.  I may lose internet at some point.

I will report more when I get more information.

If you have never experienced a really BIG quake, trust me you don't want to.  I don't know where the epicenter of this one was or how deep, but if it wasn't straight under Palmer then wherever it did hit has to be WRECKED.  My heart rate went up about double and I haven't moved that fast in a couple of years.

I have now sat out on the porch, had a cancerette and calmed down some.

RE

Jesus. Glad you are OK.
Title: Gig-NORMOUS Quake on the Last Great Frontier!!!!!: LIVE COVERAGE
Post by: RE on November 30, 2018, 12:24:37 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/lA3HxKjg-fs
Title: Re: Gig-NORMOUS Quake on the Last Great Frontier!!!!!:AFTERSHOCKS
Post by: RE on November 30, 2018, 12:41:12 PM
ANOTHER big aftershock!  This is getting annoying.  I've been up since about 4AM and wanted to get in a nap.  Can't sleep with this shit going on.

RE
Title: Re: Gig-NORMOUS Quake on the Last Great Frontier!!!!!:AFTERSHOCKS
Post by: RE on November 30, 2018, 03:32:07 PM
Took my chances and took a nap, I was wiped out.  Woke up still alive, digs still standing but the grid power is out again and I am back on the emergency power systems.  No more electric heater until it comes back on again.  Not too cold in the digs as of yet though.

RE
Title: Re: Gig-NORMOUS Quake on the Last Great Frontier!!!!!:Power Conservation
Post by: RE on November 30, 2018, 05:49:24 PM
I'm signing off and shutting down my emergency power to conserve the juice.  I feel like taking a nap.  I'll check back in later

RE
Title: 🕯️ Gig-NORMOUS Quake: Tuna Can-Tea Light Heater
Post by: RE on November 30, 2018, 08:26:17 PM
RELEASE THE KRACKEN!

http://www.youtube.com/v/38AYeNGjqg0

I have UNLEASHED the POWER of the CANDLE🕯️!

I "turned on" my 4 Tea Light Tuna Can Heater, in addition to 4 other tea lights I am running right now for a total of 8.

Candle tuna heater
Candle tuna heater

I estimate I get 100 BTU/candle, for a total of 800 BTU.  That's about half an electric space heater.  The digs haven't got too cold yet, so right now I'm just testing to see how many I need to run to make up for the heat loss.  I could run probably 50 candles pretty safely with my set up.  However, I won't do that, if I need to run more than 12 I'll go to my lanterns, and then after that to cans of Sterno.  Sterno fuel burns HOT.

No idea as of yet when I'll get power, heat & water back.

RE
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: whoneedsacleanroom on November 30, 2018, 08:54:22 PM
 :emthup: Was going to ask you if you place them(candles) in the sink?
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: RE on November 30, 2018, 09:07:44 PM
:emthup: Was going to ask you if you place them(candles) in the sink?

No.  You could do that though if you didn't have good containers for them.  Used Tuna Cans (the large size) are great containers.  They are low and flat so they don't tip over and they are fireproof.  I also have about two dozen pyrex glass shot glasses which make excellent tea light holders.  I run my candles in front of me, so I can watch them burn.  :icon_sunny:  Pretty safe overall.

RE
Title: 🕯️ Gig-NORMOUS Quake: MOAR AFTERSHOCKS
Post by: RE on November 30, 2018, 09:36:05 PM
Just got another 2 good sized aftershocks.  Not enough to get me running outside though.

A neighbor's sewer line got busted and his digs got flooded with sewage.  My line appears OK though so far.

The 4 buildings on my side of the complex got it the worst.  The ones further up the hill didn't sustain as much damage to the piping infrastructure.

RE
Title: 🚘 Southbound traffic to Anchorage temporarily closed on Glenn Highway
Post by: RE on December 01, 2018, 01:16:57 AM
Nobody from the Valley is going to work in Anchorage for a while.

RE

https://www.frontiersman.com/breaking_news/breaking-news-update-southbound-traffic-to-anchorage-temporarily-closed-on/article_0f22dc44-f4c9-11e8-9c2f-33ed29e5067c.html (https://www.frontiersman.com/breaking_news/breaking-news-update-southbound-traffic-to-anchorage-temporarily-closed-on/article_0f22dc44-f4c9-11e8-9c2f-33ed29e5067c.html)

Breaking News Update: Southbound traffic to Anchorage temporarily closed on Glenn Highway

    Frontiersman.com 38 sec ago

(https://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/frontiersman.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/0/1d/01de9b06-f4fe-11e8-b682-e789f21d2f9c/5c01d24a7c577.image.jpg?resize=1200%2C1599)

(https://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/frontiersman.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/0/5d/05dd2614-f4fe-11e8-8be1-37412aad1813/5c01d251336f3.image.jpg?resize=1200%2C900)

(https://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/frontiersman.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/1/e5/1e540b96-f4df-11e8-b0e4-a32ee62ef879/5c019ea3ce20b.image.jpg?resize=1200%2C900)

    6 min to read

Update: Southbound traffic on the Glenn Highway to Anchorage is temporarily closed.

There was one southbound lane open going into Anchorage, but Anchorage Police Department chief Justin Doll said in a press conference Friday evening, APD closed southbound traffic to relieve the congestion of the northbound traffic.

“We’re going to temporarily shut down the traffic coming into town so we have all three lanes open going outbound. We want to make sure everyone that is here in town has an opportunity to get back to the Valley,” Doll said.

Doll said there are a number of diversions on the Glenn Highway due to damage sustained in multiple areas during the earthquake.

In an update issued just after 8 p.m., DOT reported that southbound traffic will be closed until 9 p.m. Friday.

An estimated 10,000 Matanuska Electric Association members remain without power due to damaged infrastructure as of 4 p.m., according to a report from MEA officials.

“Crews continue making repairs to substations around our service area, but as we wrap those up we will need to begin working through the smaller issues throughout our system,” MEA officials said in an update on the association’s Facebook page.

This comes after the massive earthquake that rocked Southcentral Alaska Friday morning. According to the U.S. Tsunami Warning System, an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.0 hit at 8:29 a.m., with an origin 30 miles southwest of Palmer

According to MEA Public Relations Director Julie Estey, 46,000 members were without power as of 11:30 a.m. Friday. Of that total, 35,000 are in the Mat-Su Borough.

The Herning substation, which feeds downtown Wasilla, was back online as of 11:45 a.m.

The Mat-Su Borough School District has announced that most of the schools in the district will be closed Monday and Tuesday.

Only Glacier view, Trapper Creek Elementary, Talkeetna Elementary, Susitna Valley High School, Willow Elementary and Beryozova will remain open, according to a post on the district’s Facebook page. According to district officials, structural engineers were at local schools Friday morning to access any damage.

Several roads in Southcentral Alaska were damaged during the earthquake. On the Glenn Highway, traffic is being re-routed at multiple locations between the Valley and Anchorage. This includes a detour through Eagle River. In a Department of Transportation update, DOT reported major damage to the off-ramp to Palmer at the Parks Highway and Glenn Highway interchange. Motorists are asked to use Trunk Road to access Palmer via the Parks Highway.

Among the roadways in the Valley damaged by earthquake is Vine Road in the Knik-Goose Bay area.

Matanuska Telephone Association did not report immediate major issues with its systems.

“Currently MTA is assessing any possible damage to our network and will make any necessary repairs when it’s safe for employees,” MTA Director of Corporate Communications Jackie Kenshalo said in an email Friday morning. “All systems indicate that MTA customers are able to access our Internet and landline network.”

The Mat-Su Borough School District schools began releasing students to parents or guardians in the hours following the earthquake.

“There will be no busses to deliver students home in the afternoon. All parents need to pick up children when able. Kids are warm and safe at school until parents arrive,” Mat-Su Borough School District Public Information Officer Jillian Morrissey said Friday at about 10:30 a.m.

Just before 11 a.m., school district officials announced on the department’s Facebook page that, “All MSB co-curricular activities and school related events are cancelled for today and through the weekend.”

Houston Middle School was evacuated, and students and staff were moved to Houston High School, according to a post on the school district’s Facebook page.

Palmer High School was evacuated after the fire alarm sounded because of the earthquake, but there was no fire in the building, PHS principal Paul Reid said. Reid said Palmer High closed early on Friday, and all of the students were out of the building by noon.

District officials said structural engineers were at schools Friday morning assessing potential damage to buildings.

Mat-Su Regional Medical Center Director of Marketing and Public Relations Alan Craft reported only minor damage at the hospital.

“No injuries to staff, no injuries to patients,” Craft said. “All safe.”

Craft said the hospital is prepared for the potential of an influx of patients should that occur.

“We are fully operational. Nothing has happened that is impeding our ability to care for patients,” Craft said.

Craft said the Mat-Su Urgent Care centers in Palmer and Settlers Bay are also open, fully operational and accepting patients.

This is a developing story. Continue to see frontiersman.com for more.
Title: ⛰️Gig-NORMOUS Quake: 7.0 Quake Strikes Anchorage: Here Is Everything You Need To
Post by: RE on December 01, 2018, 03:20:37 AM
https://www.forbes.com/sites/robinandrews/2018/11/30/7-0-quake-strikes-anchorage-here-is-everything-you-need-to-know/#5af39211d125 (https://www.forbes.com/sites/robinandrews/2018/11/30/7-0-quake-strikes-anchorage-here-is-everything-you-need-to-know/#5af39211d125)

7.0 Quake Strikes Anchorage: Here Is Everything You Need To Know

Robin Andrews
Contributor
Science

(https://thumbor.forbes.com/thumbor/960x0/https%3A%2F%2Fblogs-images.forbes.com%2Frobinandrews%2Ffiles%2F2018%2F11%2FScreenshot-2018-12-01-at-03.38.49-1200x934.jpg)
The USGS Shakemap of the event, showing how the shaking intensity dropped off further away from the epicentre.USGS

As has been widely reported, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck fairly deep below Anchorage on Friday morning, at 08:29 local time. Images of corrupted roadways and videos of violently shaking buildings have been ricocheting across social media channels. Scientists are currently scrambling to explain precisely what caused the quake, while also keeping their eye on misinformation spreading on the Web.

This article will attempt to sum up everything that is known about the event so far, based solely on expert seismological testimony as well as everything the United States Geological Survey (USGS) is saying at the time of writing. It’ll also explain what may happen next, why, while debunking any rumours that may emerge from the Internet's dark ooze as the hours go by.

What Happened?

According to the USGS, this powerful quake – initially coming in as a magnitude 6.6, but quickly upgraded to a 7.0 – struck just 13 kilometres (about 8 miles) north of Anchorage at a depth of 40.9 kilometres (roughly 25 miles).

A tsunami warning for the Cook Inlet and Southern Kenai Peninsula was initially issued, and local authorities were reportedly telling people to prepare to seek higher ground. However, the warning was quickly rescinded after it became clear no tsunami threat existed. One was originally issued out of an abundance of caution, and because the chance a tsunami was created couldn’t be 100 percent ruled out.

Preliminary analyses suggest the most intense shaking took place just north of Anchorage, registering as an VIII (out of X) on the modified Mercalli scale, which describes surface shaking. A VIII rating means that the perceived shaking could be described as “severe” and the potential damage would range from moderate to heavy. Anchorage itself got a mixture of intensities, but the highest came in at a VII, which delineates “very strong” shaking and moderate potential damage.
YOU MAY ALSO LIKE
Deloitte BrandVoice
Filling The Gap: Sustainability, Infrastructure, And The Private Sector
Civic Nation BrandVoice
The Senate Declared November National College Application Month
UNICEF USA BrandVoice
Yemen's Children Dream Of Peace

What’s The Damage?

Judging by the images and testimonies being shared on social media, infrastructural damage is widespread. It’s not clear how severe or persistent the damage is and will be, but fragmenting roads and school buildings being carved up to an extent suggests that the city took a fairly heavy beating from the tectonic rumblings below. Alaska’s Governor, Bill Walker, has issued a declaration of disaster.

The USGS suspects that, based on the seismic data it's received, there’s a 64 percent chance that economic losses range from $10 million to $1 billion. Remember, though, that these are estimates, so we’ll have to wait to find out what the final total actually amounts to, which won’t be known for some time.

Conversely, the USGS currently estimates that there’s a 69 percent chance that one fatality had occurred. This is good news: putting it another way, the agency says "there is a low likelihood of casualties." At present, there have been no reports of any deaths.

This highlights the fact that magnitude, although important, isn’t the only thing that matters when it comes to an earthquake’s destructive potential. I’ve already written a detailed post here on why this is the case, but let me sum it up again here to make things clear.

In crude terms, magnitude just denotes how much energy the earthquake has released from its source, and that's it. Plenty of other factors come into play: the geographic location of the quake, the shaking intensity of the event, the depth of the quake, the architectural designs of the affected buildings, the local population’s education and awareness of seismological dangers, the region’s sediment layers, the availability of resources for the recovery and rescue efforts, and the ability of the quake to trigger secondary geological dangers – like landslides or tsunamis – all matter.

In this case, the earthquake was pretty deep, which somewhat reduced its ability to violently shake the buildings. This depth may also explain why the shaking was fairly widespread throughout the region, although that's little more than an educated guess at this point. Anchorage is also no stranger to earthquakes (more on that in a moment) and, as reported by National Geographic, the buildings there are generally designed to handle fairly intense shaking. This is why the damage, although bad, isn't as catastrophic as you might have expected for a magnitude 7.0 quake.

At the same time, it appears that at least a few people acted appropriately during the shaking, based on some of the footage bouncing around Twitter. Again, I’ve written a detailed piece on what you should do in the event of a quake here, but the basics are that you should immediately drop to the floor, cover yourself under a sturdy desk or table, and hold on until a least a minute after the shaking has stopped, and that appears to be what several in Anchorage did.

The ShakeMap of the event, with more orange-redder colours indicating more intense surface shaking.USGS

There’s no way to tell how many people took this course of action when the quake occurred, but it’s somewhat comforting to see the official advice being at least partly adhered to on social media channels. Remember, for the most part, it’s the flying debris that kills people in earthquakes, not collapsing buildings, although this ratio varies somewhat depending on where in the world you are.

What Caused This Earthquake?

As I mentioned earlier, Anchorage is no stranger to earthquakes. The USGS’s excellent summary of the tectonics of the region is well worth your time, but let me break it down for you with some extra context.

This quake took place at a point where the Pacific plate is moving towards and descending (subducting) under the North American plate at the Alaska-Aleutians Trench, a fair way south of the epicentre of this particular event. The grinding of these plates means that seismic events are commonplace throughout the region; in the last century, fourteen magnitude 6.0 or higher quakes have occurred, with at least two damaging quakes being of a similar depth to the November 30th Anchorage event.

This is a colossal and intricate tectonic setting, where more than one type of earthquake can occur. Boiling it down a little, you could say that there are two types of faulting that can cause quakes here: thrust, and normal faulting.

Thrust faulting tends to happen at shallower depths, where the Pacific Plate is early on in its adventures diving down into the mantle, and the plate is overall in a state of compression. This type of faulting, where one chunk of rock moves upwards over another, certainly causes shakes, including the most powerful in recorded US history: the magnitude 9.2 event of March 1964, whose rumbles in the Prince William Sound area generated a considerable tsunami.

In this case, however, it’s not the antagonist. The detected movement related to this quake, as well as its depth and location, gave geoscientists – including Stephen Hicks, a seismologist at the University of Southampton – a suspicion that the faulting was normal. This tends to occur further along the plate, but still at relatively shallow depths, where the plate is bending.

Think of it like an eraser: when you bend one, the top half is stretching and extending. On the younger, shallower part of a descending tectonic slab, this creates normal faults. This involves a chunk of rock following gravity’s lead and falling downwards relative to another.

That’s what happened beneath Anchorage. The USGS’s data indicates that this normal faulting took place away from the boundary between the Pacific and North American plates. Instead, the fault slipped somewhere within the Pacific Plate further down the line, making this a within-slab or “intraslab” earthquake.

It’s worth noting that intraslab earthquakes are happening constantly at low or modest magnitudes, but they often involve thrust faulting at shallow depths. This one was a (potentially) rarer normal fault intraslab quake, which tend to be extremely energetic. Several in various locations throughout the world, from Iran to Mexico, are suspected of being so powerful that the quake actually severed their respective tectonic plates in two. As I explain here, those events were deeply curious for several reasons, but that's a different story for another time.

What Will Happen Next?

In some ways, this is hard to say. The topography, sedimentology and geography here is complicated, but the USGS’ current analyses suggest several things, so let's go through them individually.

The first is that any landslides triggered by this quake “are expected to be limited in number and/or spatial extent.” In addition, few people live in areas that could be affected by landslides, although damage and deaths in these areas “are still possible.”

On the other hand, liquefaction – when unconsolidated soils, aided by water, move like a fluid in the event of earthquakes – is estimated to be “significant in severity and/or spatial extent.” Fortunately, there are also a limited number of people living in areas at risk from liquefaction.

Again, these are estimates. They're not written in stone, so authorities on the ground are carefully watching as the situation unfolds.

A satellite view of a rare, clear day over Alaska.Jeff Schmaltz/NASA GSFC

At the time of writing, aftershocks are occurring at a range of magnitudes. There have been 67 at a magnitude 3.0 or above so far, and more are expected. Let’s quickly go through some definitions before I explain why.

The magnitude 7.0 event was probably the mainshock, the most powerful quake in a sequence. Aftershocks are defined as smaller earthquakes taking place post-mainshock. The USGS’s models estimate that there is a 3 percent chance that one or more aftershocks will be larger than the magnitude 7.0 mainshock in the coming week, which means it is extremely probable the 7.0 event will remain the mainshock.

Aftershocks shouldn’t be underestimated though: they can take people by surprise and still cause infrastructural damage.

With that in mind, the USGS reckons that over the next week there will be anywhere between 84 and 610 aftershocks coming in at a magnitude 3.0 or above, which are strong enough to be felt if near the epicentre. There is also an 88 percent chance that there will be an earthquake of a magnitude 5.0 or higher during the same time period. This is entirely expected: the mainshock certainly involved the greatest rupture, but the normal fault, and perhaps others nearby, will keep slipping and releasing pent up stress over time.

The USGS carefully points out that “no-one can predict the exact time or place of any earthquake, including aftershocks.” Saying that, their models are pretty good at giving decent aftershock forecasts. Without a doubt, Anchorage will continue to shake for some time to come until the fault stops slipping at some undetermined point in the future.

What Does This Earthquake Not Signify?

As always happens after a major quake strikes near a populated area, some amount of bullshit will be spread around the Web about what it means, and what the future holds. So, let’s pre-empt a few of these rumours and nip them in the bud.

No, this isn’t a sign of the Big One, either up in the Pacific Northwest or down on California’s San Andreas Fault. Yes, on a very small scale – geologically speaking – earthquakes on one fault can trigger other faults nearby to slip and produce more earthquakes. Lucy Jones, seismologist extraordinaire at Caltech, just said as much on Twitter, but here’s the important bit she hastens to add: this only applies to faults at a distance of around 3-4 times that of the primary fault itself.

In this case, the quake could trigger other, smaller quakes in faults within a 160-kilometre (100-mile) radius. That’s it. You aren’t going to initiate any catastrophes on those more famous faults or tectonic plate boundaries.

Yes, this earthquake also took place on the so-called Ring of Fire, but Anchorage's quake isn’t a harbinger of some sort of massive “shift” or apocalyptic, Pacific Ocean-wide disaster.

The Ring of Fire refers to the horseshoe-shaped network of major tectonic boundaries around the Pacific Ocean. This is a vast and complex network, and as all the tectonic plates involved are continuously shifting around and causing each other trouble, earthquakes and volcanism will continuously take place along it. In fact, the Ring of Fire features 75 percent of the world’s volcanoes, and 90 percent of the world’s earthquakes. This 7.0 event in Alaska, then, is par for the course.

(Speaking of volcanoes, Alaska is home to plenty of active, fuming fiery mountains, sure – but this quake was purely tectonic in nature. It didn’t involve volcanic processes at all, unlike that bonkers seismic wave that emanated from the waters near Madagascar earlier on this month.)

At the same time, the distances involved with the Ring of Fire are huge, and the plate boundaries aren’t some sort of fragile house of cards. One major quake in Alaska will have zero effect on a fault across the ocean or even one elsewhere on the same continent. If another major quake occurs on the Ring of Fire in the next few days, some tabloids newspapers will attempt to sell you that there is, in fact, a connection.

You know what it’s really called? A coincidence.

I haven’t spotted these frequently reheated pieces of misinformation doing the rounds yet, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they cropped up. Sadly, another common villain has managed to make an unwelcome appearance already: some nefarious social media accounts are predicting that a larger quake in the region is imminent.

Earlier on, I mentioned that the USGS estimated that there’s a roughly 3 percent chance of an earthquake of a magnitude 7.0 taking place in the area within the next seven days. That is a possibility, but a very low one, and certainly isn't the same as anyone making confident predictions about such a major quake.

You don’t have to take my word for it. Mike West, Alaska’s state seismologist, took to Twitter a few hours ago to stress that the rumours about a larger quake, featuring a precise timeframe and an absolutely certainty of occurrence, are “entirely unfounded.”

Noting that aftershocks will continue for some time, West added that “anytime an earthquake of this size occurs, there is a low but non-zero chance that another earthquake of similar or larger size could occur. This is true this time as well. However, detailed rumours about any particular earthquake are simply not true.”

The University of Alaska in Fairbanks project to study Earth's ionosphere, the High-frequency Active Auroral Research (or HAARP) scientific endeavour, often draws the attention of conspiracy theorists. As spotted by Earther’s Maddie Stone, it seems that they’ve also acted pre-emptively to quash such nonsense in this situation. HAARP’s Twitter account declared that not only were they not operating at the time of the quake, but HAARP certainly “did not cause the earthquake.”

If you disagree with this in any way, you can just get into the bloody sea.

What Can I Do To Help?

If you’re a citizen of the Web, the answer is evergreen. When it comes to earthquakes, eruptions and so forth, make sure you are only disseminating accurate information. Check your sources: ignore the tabloids, avoid clickbait, and see what scientists and reliable journalists are saying. If you see someone spreading an unfounded rumour, shoot it down and supply the facts instead, preferably with links to scientifically valid source material.

Misinformation isn’t just misleading – it can endanger lives as people affected by the disaster look online to try and decide what their next course of action will be. Be part of the solution: trust in scientist, share wisely, and keep your wits about you.
Title: An Earthquake Fast Collapse Diary - Day 1
Post by: RE on December 01, 2018, 07:38:55 AM


youtube-Logo-4gc2reddit-logoOff the keyboard of RE



Follow us on Twitter @doomstead666

Friend us on Facebook



Published on the Doomstead Diner on December 1, 2018






Discuss this article at the Geological & Cosmological Events Table inside the Diner



 



As just about everybody knows, we had a major Earthquake this morning here on the Last Great Frontier.  I am still without electricity, heat or water.  The epicenter was between Anchorage and the Matanuska-Susitna river valley, coming in officially as a 7.0 but it felt much stronger than that around here.  This has to do with many factors, primarily the soil type, which can liquefy with enough shaking.



Damage to the infrastructure both in Anchorage and up here in the Matanuska-Susitna river valley is extensive.  Parts of the Glenn Highway which runs North-South and connects the Valley and Anchorage have completely disappeared.  The valley serves as a bedroom community for Anchorage, and many people  (relatively speaking, this is Alaska of course) do this 40-50 mile or so commute every day.



Also severely damaged were the main roads connecting Anchorage to Ted Stevens International Airport, which will make it difficult for the many Energy Industry Workers and Executives to do their shuttling down to the Bakken and up to the North Slope.  Not to mention of course this will disrupt the plans of many Alaska Snowbirds who vacate the state for Hawaii every Christmas.



Many if not most of these roads can't even be fixed before spring, and serious winter is just beginning here.  There is going to be a tremendous problem moving the goods around, and like most places the amount of food any given store keeps on hand is measured in a few days.  I expect to see shortages of many products over the winter.  I am in relatively good shape on this, I have enough Food Preps to easily carry me through the winter without doing any shopping at all.



In local infrastructure problems, I didn't do so well, although at least the building didn't come down which I seriously thought it might as I made my way to the back door to the porch to get out from under it if it did come down.  While the building did stay up and sustained very little obvious damage, our water mains and sewage pipes were fractured and we have no water, no flushing toilets, etc.  Also turned off is our NG which powers the boilers and the stoves, so we got no heat from this source either.  You really get a feel for what Collapse is like when all these things you take for granted all go out.



For me though since the building is still up this is just a test of my resilience and my Preps.  The management company for the complex ordered everyone to vacate the premises, but I refused and they can't make me leave.  I doubt I could even get a hotel room anyhow, there are so many people with worse situations than I am in who are booking them up as I write this.  I could move in to my Bugout Machine SaVANnah, a full size Raised Roof van, but I'd rather stay in my home as long as it is livable and I can make it work, which I can.



The very first thing that went out of course was the JUICE, the electricity that powers all my electronic gizmos, my lights and also controls the heating system.  Even if you have NG and Water, you don't have this source of heat until the electricity is back on.



It was pretty dim inthe early hours of the morning, and this time of year we don't get too much daylight, about 6 hours worth or so.  So out came the flashlights, and I set about reconnecting my computers and modem to my Deep Cycle Marine Battery and 1000W Pure Sine Wave Inverter.  After our last power outage I simplified this changeover to a one plug exchange, and the gizmos were back up and running after maybe 15 minutes.  Longer if you count the time I spent smoking a cancerette and calming myself down on the back porch.  lol.



Although the electricity was out, the ISP I use, GCI did not lose internet connection, so I was able to get online, find out what happened and where the quake was centered and at what magnitude, and report in to my friends on the Diner that I was OK and adapting to FAST COLLAPSE arriving at my doorstep, at least temporarily.



Shortly after that maintenance personnel showed up to turn off my water supply and my NG.  The parking lot was flooded with water from busted mains, and I have no idea when this will be fixed up at the moment.



Image result for oil filled electric heater My electricity was still on at the time though, so I fired up one of my Electric Space Heaters, an Oil-Filled model.  I didn't have any trouble keeping warm the room I most use, the Living Room-Kitchen space which is about 25'X35'.  I planned to if I had to to move into the bedroom which is a smaller space, and into the bathroom finally if necessary which is a smaller space still.  But this wasn't necessary.



Tuna Can-Tea Light 4 Burner Heater

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES[/caption]Unfortunately however, about 2 hours later the electricity went off again, so the space heater was useless.  At this point I went to Plan B, which is Candle Power.  Regular readers of the Diner know I have become a Candle Fanatic, I see Tea Lights in particular as a great Barter Item  and I keep hundreds of them on hand.  I can run as many Tea Lights as necessary to heat a space, and I started with 8 for this exercise.  It didn't completely make up for the heat loss from the room, but it slowed it down considerably.  I was going to add to this number and go up to 12 when I got another knock on the door from maintenance, who came in to make sure it was safe to turn the Juice back on.  I got the Thumbs Up and POOF power back on!  So the space heater got plugged in again.  I left it running along with my 8 tea lights for a few hours and the temperature inside the digs actually went UP to past 70 degrees Farenheit!  That is uncomfortably warm for me so I pulled the plug on the electric heater and just ran a dozen tea lights which seems to keep up quite well with the heat loss and the digs are staying at a fairly comfortable although somewhat warm 67F.  The tealights cost me about $.07 each and they burn for about 4 hours.  So I get 4 hours of very EZ and convenient heat for about $1.  I can add to this if necessary of course with more powerful heat generators, my lanterns and a kerosene space heater, but this doesn't seem necessary as long as the outdoor temperature isn't too low.  We're in the high 20sF tonight, which is relatively balmy by Alaska standards, at least historically.



With the electricity back on, besides the heat and lights I can also do my cooking utilizing my electric cooking gear, so not having the NG flowing to the stove is not a problem.  If I didn't have that back, I would go to my Propane camping stoves and my outdoor BBQ for cooking up food.  Based on this experience, I think I am good for up to around a month with no services flowing into the place whatsoever, possibly longer.  I would have to fire up my generator to recharge my batteries in that scenario though.



Is this a permanent solution to a Collapse situation?  Of course it is not, it's time constrained but if services aren't restored in a month, you have real full scale SHTF Collapse situation, which I don't expect to survive.  I think though that prior to that we will see many more of these intermittent losses of power, which get patched up and then you rinse and repeat some unknown number of times before finally they just never come back on.  In the meantime though, it's wise to prep up and be ready for these smaller collapse situations.



I am going to make a trip out of the digs today to see how my local Food Superstore weathered the storm, and if they are open load up on some more preps.  I will report again inside the Diner with what things are looking like in my neighborhood a little further than just out my front door.


Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: Eddie on December 01, 2018, 07:51:10 AM
Glad to hear you're warm and good on the food and water front.  Anchorage and the valley in general seems pretty hard hit. Glad they couldn't force you to evacuate. Actually, they can, if it gets bad enough. Might not be legal, but they they can anyway.
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: RE on December 01, 2018, 08:27:13 AM
Glad to hear you're warm and good on the food and water front.  Anchorage and the valley in general seems pretty hard hit. Glad they couldn't force you to evacuate. Actually, they can, if it gets bad enough. Might not be legal, but they they can anyway.

If it was that bad, I'd get out on my own and into SaVANnah.  These buildings are still OK.  They're not unsafe at the moment.  Numerous aftershocks coming in, we had a couple about an hour ago.  I don't even get out of my chair for these.  Maybe a 5, and they don't last long.

The lack of services at the moment is just an inconvenience.  Gotta see how long it takes to get it all fixed up though.  Can't wait to see the situation at 3 Bears!

RE
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: whoneedsacleanroom on December 01, 2018, 08:42:19 AM
Knowing youll be okay is one thing.  Im thinking of the others in your area that are not ready for anything. Be careful out there. Or, maybe they were more ready than most?  With the roads closed can goods be flown in to local stores?  This is mind boggling.  What will happen to those already in Anchorage for the morning and cant commute home?
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: RE on December 01, 2018, 09:45:51 AM
Knowing youll be okay is one thing.  Im thinking of the others in your area that are not ready for anything. Be careful out there. Or, maybe they were more ready than most?  With the roads closed can goods be flown in to local stores?  This is mind boggling.  What will happen to those already in Anchorage for the morning and cant commute home?

Flying the stuff up would take a LOT of small planes.  We do have them here of course,but it would be quite a feat to pull it off.

More likely is they can use the Alaska Railroad.  The line stops in Wasilla and goes through Talkeetna on the way to Fairbanks.  That might be done.

RE
Title: Re: An Earthquake Fast Collapse Diary - Day 1
Post by: RE on December 01, 2018, 04:52:53 PM
Now UP on Global Economic Intersection!  JL Retitled it.

I Lived Through The Latest Alaska Quake Very Near The Epicenter (http://econintersect.com/pages/contributors/contributor.php?post=201812011826)

RE
Title: Re: An Earthquake Fast Collapse Diary - Day 1
Post by: azozeo on December 01, 2018, 05:05:59 PM
Now UP on Global Economic Intersection!  JL Retitled it.

I Lived Through The Latest Alaska Quake Very Near The Epicenter (http://econintersect.com/pages/contributors/contributor.php?post=201812011826)

RE

Here....

Add this to your diary !

We got a good Solar bitch slap yesterday.

Schumann Resonance meter

http://sosrff.tsu.ru/new/shm.jpg (http://sosrff.tsu.ru/new/shm.jpg)
Title: Re: An Earthquake Fast Collapse Diary - Day 1
Post by: RE on December 01, 2018, 05:16:24 PM
Now UP on Global Economic Intersection!  JL Retitled it.

I Lived Through The Latest Alaska Quake Very Near The Epicenter (http://econintersect.com/pages/contributors/contributor.php?post=201812011826)

RE

Here....

Add this to your diary !

We got a good Solar bitch slap yesterday.

Schumann Resonance meter

http://sosrff.tsu.ru/new/shm.jpg (http://sosrff.tsu.ru/new/shm.jpg)

:hi: back AZ!

Howz the new computer?

RE
Title: Re: An Earthquake Fast Collapse Diary - Day 1
Post by: azozeo on December 01, 2018, 06:12:57 PM
Now UP on Global Economic Intersection!  JL Retitled it.

I Lived Through The Latest Alaska Quake Very Near The Epicenter (http://econintersect.com/pages/contributors/contributor.php?post=201812011826)

RE

Here....

Add this to your diary !

We got a good Solar bitch slap yesterday.

Schumann Resonance meter

http://sosrff.tsu.ru/new/shm.jpg (http://sosrff.tsu.ru/new/shm.jpg)

:hi: back AZ!

Howz the new computer?

RE

First off, I'm glad you're still vertical.
Some scary shit there in good ol' 49er amigo !

The new ride is like floating in Celestine. I love the 17" screen.
I'll be enrolling in another Hypnosis class soon which involves online sessions with clients so,
Having a new machine is mucho importante' with a back-up cell when your working over the net. Crazy stuff, I know,
but it's how the witches roll these days.

Kept busy working on my rides so I didn't start jonesin' for the web activity.
We're feeling the cold weather from the arctic here. brrrrrrr.
Glad I have my cyber life back with the colder weather here.
Title: Re: An Earthquake Fast Collapse Diary - Day 1
Post by: RE on December 01, 2018, 06:30:45 PM
Now UP on Global Economic Intersection!  JL Retitled it.

I Lived Through The Latest Alaska Quake Very Near The Epicenter (http://econintersect.com/pages/contributors/contributor.php?post=201812011826)

RE

Here....

Add this to your diary !

We got a good Solar bitch slap yesterday.

Schumann Resonance meter

http://sosrff.tsu.ru/new/shm.jpg (http://sosrff.tsu.ru/new/shm.jpg)

:hi: back AZ!

Howz the new computer?

RE

First off, I'm glad you're still vertical.
Some scary shit there in good ol' 49er amigo !

The new ride is like floating in Celestine. I love the 17" screen.
I'll be enrolling in another Hypnosis class soon which involves online sessions with clients so,
Having a new machine is mucho importante' with a back-up cell when your working over the net. Crazy stuff, I know,
but it's how the witches roll these days.

Kept busy working on my rides so I didn't start jonesin' for the web activity.
We're feeling the cold weather from the arctic here. brrrrrrr.
Glad I have my cyber life back with the colder weather here.

If you like a 17" screen, you should try 24"!  :icon_sunny:  These All-in-One computers are just fabulous!

RE
Title: Earthquake Day 2
Post by: RE on December 01, 2018, 07:03:42 PM
I made my excursion over to 3 Bears and the place was PACKED!  I had to wait almost a half hour for a Cripple Cart.  ::)  The crowds are a combination result of people shopping for their Holiday season food consumption orgy and people dropping in to buy all the preps they did not have to be ready for the next big quake, which now probably won't come for 20 years. lol.

It looked quite normal, but I chatted with one of the managers and it was quite the mess on Friday but they were able to reopen at 3PM.  Talking to the liquor department clerk, they lost a lot of stock, but the shelves looked fairly normal by the time I got there today.

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61wgAQDjqJL._SY450_.jpg)
One good aspect of this excursion out was the Call of Nature came and I had to take a crap, which since I don't have a flushing toilet at the moment I was glad to eliminate the solid waste from my body at 3 Bears.  So far I haven't had to shit at home since the quake.  I have my folding Cripple Commode all set up and ready for when the Call of Nature arives when I am home.  I am pissing into the toilet and will flush the ccollection whenever the water comes back on, but I dont want to leave a collection of shit in there all the time until this happens.  So I'll shit into the commode bucket and dispose of the waste bag in the dumpster to keep things nice and clean and fresh smelling in the digs.  :icon_sunny:  I had to use an outdoor latrine at 3 Bears, since apparently they are remodeling the inside bathrooms.  Fortunately, it's not too cold, high 20s.

Palmer-Wasilla highway looked normal on this short stretch of road, so next excursion out in a few days I'll drive to Fred Meyer in Palmer.  I want to replenish my supply of Tea Lights, I have burned through almost a whole bag of 100 over the last 2 days.  I have several more bags on hand, but I don't want the supply depleted.

On the heating front, if you read the article you know my electricity is back on and I can use my electric space heater for heat.  Testing over the last day, by itself with the outside temperature in the high 20s, it keeps the digs at around 68F if left running all the time.  T hat's too warm, So I periodically unplug it and go to the Tea Lights, 10 of them. The interior temperature very slowly decreases over several hours, and when it reaches 60F I plug the electric space heater in again, rinse and repeat.  Not sure what this will cost on my electric bill at the end of the month, but it is certainly much less than it would cost to get a hotel room.

I am a little surprised one space heater is sufficient to keep this size of space warm, I figured it would take 2 or 3 running.  My unit is particularly well insulated though, since it sits in the center of this building with apartments to either side and above it.

I didn't see any maintenance people or contractors out working to fix the water situation, so it's not getting fixed this weekend.  Hopefully they get going on this project on Monday.

RE
Title: ⛰️ More than 80 aftershocks have hit Southcentral Alaska since Friday
Post by: RE on December 02, 2018, 03:20:41 AM
You'll note that most of the aftershocks have their epicenter here in the valley.  These 5 pipsqueaks don't even phase me anymore.

RE

https://www.ktuu.com/content/news/More-than-80-aftershocks-have-hit-Southcentral-Alaska-501677781.html (https://www.ktuu.com/content/news/More-than-80-aftershocks-have-hit-Southcentral-Alaska-501677781.html)

More than 80 aftershocks have hit Southcentral Alaska since Friday morning's quake

(http://media.graytvinc.com/images/810*499/USGSQuakes411pm.png)
This map shows the cluster of quakes that have hit Southcentral Alaska since 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. (From USGS)

By Kortnie Horazdovsky |
Posted: Fri 4:14 PM, Nov 30, 2018

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - More than 80 earthquakes have hit southcentral Alaska since this morning’s 7.0 shaker. That 7.0 quake, centered across Cook Inlet from Eagle River, started a cluster of earthquakes centered between Knik-Goose Bay and Big Lake. The first two aftershocks measured 4.8 and 5.7 in magnitude, within just minutes of the first shaker. Just more than 10 minutes later, a 4.5 aftershock hit.

Within a half-hour, a 5.1-magnitude quake shook south of Big Lake. About an hour later a 4.9 shook, centered off Point Mackenzie Road.
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: AJ on December 02, 2018, 05:08:33 AM
Glad you're doing ok RE.
I love this quake stuff. Since I was raised in the LA area I've dealt with quakes my whole life (Northridge - slept through that one). Then moved to Reno (lots of little quakes). Then to SF Bay Area (Loma Prieta was fun, I drove the collapsed freeways almost every day for years). Then I bought a house on SF Bay fill. Scared for 20 years my real estate would be suddenly worthless (liquefaction wouldn't be fun - ask the Japanese). Being prepared for the Big One is what started me on prepping. All my neighbors thought I was crazy. Now living in the Coastal Mountains of Oregon I thought I was safe. Learned that they are waiting for the Big One here too (and as a state are less prepared than either Alaska or CA). Hopefully, your power stays up and you get water.
AJ
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: Eddie on December 02, 2018, 05:51:45 AM
Take AJ off moderation, somebody. He shouldn't be on moderation anymore. Just overlooked.


Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: RE on December 02, 2018, 05:54:36 AM
Take AJ off moderation, somebody. He shouldn't be on moderation anymore. Just overlooked.

Are you ever going to figure this stuff out?  After I buy my Ticket to the Great Beyond maybe? ???

I'll get it done.

RE
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: RE on December 02, 2018, 06:04:05 AM
Hopefully, your power stays up and you get water.


Got the JUICE, but no progress on H2O or NG.  Still no Flushing Toilet, no central heating or hot water (obviously).  No work done over the weekend I could see.  Best case scenario at the moment I think is a week before these get restored.

I've got it figured out though.  I could even go without the JUICE, though I would have to run my Gennie.  I hope though I don't gotta go a full month this way, it's rather the pain in the ass.

RE
Title: Re: An Earthquake Fast Collapse Diary - Day 1
Post by: Surly1 on December 02, 2018, 09:15:24 AM

Glad I have my cyber life back with the colder weather here.

Glad you are back in the fold, as it were.
Title: Re: An Earthquake Fast Collapse Diary - Day 1
Post by: azozeo on December 02, 2018, 11:15:48 AM

Glad I have my cyber life back with the colder weather here.

Glad you are back in the fold, as it were.

Familiar faces, familiar places  :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: An Earthquake Fast Collapse Diary - Day 1
Post by: azozeo on December 02, 2018, 11:21:49 AM
Now UP on Global Economic Intersection!  JL Retitled it.

I Lived Through The Latest Alaska Quake Very Near The Epicenter (http://econintersect.com/pages/contributors/contributor.php?post=201812011826)

RE

Here....

Add this to your diary !

We got a good Solar bitch slap yesterday.

Schumann Resonance meter

http://sosrff.tsu.ru/new/shm.jpg (http://sosrff.tsu.ru/new/shm.jpg)

:hi: back AZ!

Howz the new computer?

RE

First off, I'm glad you're still vertical.
Some scary shit there in good ol' 49er amigo !

The new ride is like floating in Celestine. I love the 17" screen.
I'll be enrolling in another Hypnosis class soon which involves online sessions with clients so,
Having a new machine is mucho importante' with a back-up cell when your working over the net. Crazy stuff, I know,
but it's how the witches roll these days.

Kept busy working on my rides so I didn't start jonesin' for the web activity.
We're feeling the cold weather from the arctic here. brrrrrrr.
Glad I have my cyber life back with the colder weather here.

If you like a 17" screen, you should try 24"!  :icon_sunny:  These All-in-One computers are just fabulous!

RE

I looked at those critters @ super-duper WallyWorld.

I may purchase one for my office when I open it in old town historic district in '19.
A lot of new biz-ness' have opened down there. I guess Cali-money is finally here.
All I need is a small corner of a building to hang my shingle. Shouldn't be a problemo, I've got my spirit team scopin' out the digs.
Title: Re: An Earthquake Fast Collapse Diary - Day 1
Post by: RE on December 02, 2018, 11:33:34 AM

I looked at those critters @ super-duper WallyWorld.

I may purchase one for my office when I open it in old town historic district in '19.
A lot of new biz-ness' have opened down there. I guess Cali-money is finally here.
All I need is a small corner of a building to hang my shingle. Shouldn't be a problemo, I've got my spirit team scopin' out the digs.

What's the new Biz?  Hypnosis?

RE
Title: Re: An Earthquake Fast Collapse Diary - Day 1
Post by: azozeo on December 02, 2018, 11:44:11 AM

I looked at those critters @ super-duper WallyWorld.

I may purchase one for my office when I open it in old town historic district in '19.
A lot of new biz-ness' have opened down there. I guess Cali-money is finally here.
All I need is a small corner of a building to hang my shingle. Shouldn't be a problemo, I've got my spirit team scopin' out the digs.

What's the new Biz?  Hypnosis?

RE

Yes.
I feel that's something I can do while I become old as dirt.
I still have a physical game in me at 62 but perhaps not in the future. The piss & vinegar meter still shows green
especially when it comes to going toe to toe with millennials but for how long.

I'm not the kind of homosap to just sit around & whine about the day to day sad state of affairs.
I must have some Jack LaLane blood in me.  :icon_mrgreen:
Title: An Earthquake Fast Collapse Diary - COMMUNITY ACTION!
Post by: RE on December 02, 2018, 12:04:03 PM
Just got a visit from a neighbor.  We are starting a Community Action to get the management off its ass and start fixing this place up.  She is visiting all the units on our side of the complex.  She's been in contact with the Red Cross and they are supposedly in a meeting with the management company as I write this post.

As an Emergency Disaster, we should have had crews out here working all weekend.  That's the LAW.  Several units (not mine) have busted and backed up septic in addition to the issues of no heat or water.  She's not paying rent and neither will I until I see some real work being done around here.  While I can afford the cost of heating my digs electric and with candles, many of these folks cannot, they have trouble just paying the rent.

I will wait until Monday to see what goes on.  If Monday comes and goes with no action, I will go to the Frontiersman newspaper.  I will do my best Cripple Act and give them some REALLY BAD publicity.  :icon_sunny:

RE
Title: Re: An Earthquake Fast Collapse Diary - COMMUNITY ACTION!
Post by: azozeo on December 02, 2018, 12:16:03 PM
Just got a visit from a neighbor.  We are starting a Community Action to get the management off its ass and start fixing this place up.  She is visiting all the units on our side of the complex.  She's been in contact with the Red Cross and they are supposedly in a meeting with the management company as I write this post.

As an Emergency Disaster, we should have had crews out here working all weekend.  That's the LAW.  Several units (not mine) have busted and backed up septic in addition to the issues of no heat or water.  She's not paying rent and neither will I until I see some real work being done around here.  While I can afford the cost of heating my digs electric and with candles, many of these folks cannot, they have trouble just paying the rent.

I will wait until Monday to see what goes on.  If Monday comes and goes with no action, I will go to the Frontiersman newspaper.  I will do my best Cripple Act and give them some REALLY BAD publicity.  :icon_sunny:

RE

Do you or do you know anyone with an acct. on Angie's list ?
Drop a turd their & fwd it to the fat cat that owns the joint. That oughta' move some units  :icon_sunny:
Title: Re: An Earthquake Fast Collapse Diary - COMMUNITY ACTION!
Post by: RE on December 02, 2018, 12:23:37 PM
Just got a visit from a neighbor.  We are starting a Community Action to get the management off its ass and start fixing this place up.  She is visiting all the units on our side of the complex.  She's been in contact with the Red Cross and they are supposedly in a meeting with the management company as I write this post.

As an Emergency Disaster, we should have had crews out here working all weekend.  That's the LAW.  Several units (not mine) have busted and backed up septic in addition to the issues of no heat or water.  She's not paying rent and neither will I until I see some real work being done around here.  While I can afford the cost of heating my digs electric and with candles, many of these folks cannot, they have trouble just paying the rent.

I will wait until Monday to see what goes on.  If Monday comes and goes with no action, I will go to the Frontiersman newspaper.  I will do my best Cripple Act and give them some REALLY BAD publicity.  :icon_sunny:

RE

Do you or do you know anyone with an acct. on Angie's list ?
Drop a turd their & fwd it to the fat cat that owns the joint. That oughta' move some units  :icon_sunny:

No, I know no one with such an account.  Nor do I even know what "Angie's List" is.

RE
Title: Re: An Earthquake Fast Collapse Diary - COMMUNITY ACTION!
Post by: azozeo on December 02, 2018, 12:31:19 PM
Just got a visit from a neighbor.  We are starting a Community Action to get the management off its ass and start fixing this place up.  She is visiting all the units on our side of the complex.  She's been in contact with the Red Cross and they are supposedly in a meeting with the management company as I write this post.

As an Emergency Disaster, we should have had crews out here working all weekend.  That's the LAW.  Several units (not mine) have busted and backed up septic in addition to the issues of no heat or water.  She's not paying rent and neither will I until I see some real work being done around here.  While I can afford the cost of heating my digs electric and with candles, many of these folks cannot, they have trouble just paying the rent.

I will wait until Monday to see what goes on.  If Monday comes and goes with no action, I will go to the Frontiersman newspaper.  I will do my best Cripple Act and give them some REALLY BAD publicity.  :icon_sunny:

RE

Do you or do you know anyone with an acct. on Angie's list ?
Drop a turd their & fwd it to the fat cat that owns the joint. That oughta' move some units  :icon_sunny:

No, I know no one with such an account.  Nor do I even know what "Angie's List" is.

RE

Angie's list is a blog post web page to grade bizness' that do a good or bad job.
It's used here locally by the old farts so they don't get "took"...
Title: Re: An Earthquake Fast Collapse Diary - COMMUNITY ACTION!
Post by: RE on December 02, 2018, 12:37:31 PM
Just got a visit from a neighbor.  We are starting a Community Action to get the management off its ass and start fixing this place up.  She is visiting all the units on our side of the complex.  She's been in contact with the Red Cross and they are supposedly in a meeting with the management company as I write this post.

As an Emergency Disaster, we should have had crews out here working all weekend.  That's the LAW.  Several units (not mine) have busted and backed up septic in addition to the issues of no heat or water.  She's not paying rent and neither will I until I see some real work being done around here.  While I can afford the cost of heating my digs electric and with candles, many of these folks cannot, they have trouble just paying the rent.

I will wait until Monday to see what goes on.  If Monday comes and goes with no action, I will go to the Frontiersman newspaper.  I will do my best Cripple Act and give them some REALLY BAD publicity.  :icon_sunny:

RE

Do you or do you know anyone with an acct. on Angie's list ?
Drop a turd their & fwd it to the fat cat that owns the joint. That oughta' move some units  :icon_sunny:

No, I know no one with such an account.  Nor do I even know what "Angie's List" is.

RE

Angie's list is a blog post web page to grade bizness' that do a good or bad job.
It's used here locally by the old farts so they don't get "took"...

I don't think this would have much effect around here.  Besides, I don't have an email address to use for them, otherwise I would be bombarding them myself with emails.  And Faxes.

What is needed is a "Call to Action" website where everyone who reads that site starts flooding an email box and fax machine with complaints.

RE
Title: 🚂 Earthquake damage puts the brakes on Alaska Railroad service
Post by: RE on December 03, 2018, 01:14:11 AM
So much for the idea of moving around the goods via train.  The Alaska Railraod is down too.  I suspect this gets fixed up faster than the roads though.  They have coal to sell to China.

RE


Earthquake damage puts the brakes on Alaska Railroad service

(http://media.graytvinc.com/images/810*602/alaska-railroad-01-david-girvan.jpg)
Courtesy Alaska Railroad
By Associated Press |
Posted: Sat 9:16 PM, Dec 01, 2018  |
Updated: Sat 9:48 PM, Dec 01, 2018

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Earthquake damage is preventing the Alaska Railroad from operating between the state's two largest cities.

Railroad spokesman Tim Sullivan said Saturday there are three areas north of Anchorage that are impassible and preventing trains from making the trek between Anchorage and Fairbanks. The trip is 350 miles each way.

Cracks up to 4 feet wide and 150-feet long have been found on either side of the tracks near Nancy Lake, about 45 miles north of Anchorage. The damage was caused by ground shifting, cracking or sloughing.

Heavy equipment will be used to repair the tracks over the next few days. However, a complete inspection of the track and bridges hasn't been completed, so Sullivan said officials do not know when rail service to Fairbanks will resume.

Train service south of Anchorage is scheduled to resume Sunday. Work also continues to clean up extensive water damage the railroad's operation center in Anchorage.
Title: Alaska Earthquake: RE goes on the offensive
Post by: RE on December 03, 2018, 07:46:13 AM
OK, I have sent Faxes and Emails to both the Frontiersman & Sen. Murkowski.

Most of the residents here are poor low income people who couldn't prep the way I do even if they could see what is coming down the pipe.  They live paycheck to paycheck and just have trouble paying the rent most of the time, much less go shopping at Wally World for years to prep up for such a disaster.

I need to step up to the Plate for them, I have to Practice what I Preach here now.  I am going full RE on this one, I am going to make these people get to fucking work one way or the other.  The management company is completely negligent, unlawful, and besides that are stonewalling on phone calls or meetings.  We need MUSCLE and PUBLICITY!  I will get it.  One way, or the other.

I will report back later in the day if/when I get some responses from media and politicos.

RE
Title: Re: Alaska Earthquake: RE goes on the offensive - UPDATE
Post by: RE on December 03, 2018, 05:10:58 PM
OK, I have sent Faxes and Emails to both the Frontiersman & Sen. Murkowski.

Most of the residents here are poor low income people who couldn't prep the way I do even if they could see what is coming down the pipe.  They live paycheck to paycheck and just have trouble paying the rent most of the time, much less go shopping at Wally World for years to prep up for such a disaster.

I need to step up to the Plate for them, I have to Practice what I Preach here now.  I am going full RE on this one, I am going to make these people get to fucking work one way or the other.  The management company is completely negligent, unlawful, and besides that are stonewalling on phone calls or meetings.  We need MUSCLE and PUBLICITY!  I will get it.  One way, or the other.

I will report back later in the day if/when I get some responses from media and politicos.

RE

I met with a reporter from the Frontiersman earlier this afternoon.  He is compiling stories for an article which should come out in the next couple of days.

I did not hear back from Se. Murkowski's office, but I got 2 visits from maintenance today, one where they turned the water back on, the second where they turned it off again.  "Magically" also, they are supposed to be bringing in Porta-Potties tonight, and also supposedly someone from Corporate will be flying up tomorrow to assess the situation.  This should have happened on Friday.

The Squeaky Wheel gets the Grease.  :icon_sunny:

RE
Title: Re: Alaska Earthquake: RE goes on the offensive - UPDATE
Post by: azozeo on December 03, 2018, 05:21:07 PM
OK, I have sent Faxes and Emails to both the Frontiersman & Sen. Murkowski.

Most of the residents here are poor low income people who couldn't prep the way I do even if they could see what is coming down the pipe.  They live paycheck to paycheck and just have trouble paying the rent most of the time, much less go shopping at Wally World for years to prep up for such a disaster.

I need to step up to the Plate for them, I have to Practice what I Preach here now.  I am going full RE on this one, I am going to make these people get to fucking work one way or the other.  The management company is completely negligent, unlawful, and besides that are stonewalling on phone calls or meetings.  We need MUSCLE and PUBLICITY!  I will get it.  One way, or the other.

I will report back later in the day if/when I get some responses from media and politicos.

RE

I met with a reporter from the Frontiersman earlier this afternoon.  He is compiling stories for an article which should come out in the next couple of days.

I did not hear back from Se. Murkowski's office, but I got 2 visits from maintenance today, one where they turned the water back on, the second where they turned it off again.  "Magically" also, they are supposed to be bringing in Porta-Potties tonight, and also supposedly someone from Corporate will be flying up tomorrow to assess the situation.  This should have happened on Friday.

The Squeaky Wheel gets the Grease.  :icon_sunny:

RE


What front man did u use ?

A - Trotsky

B - Churchill

C - Robert Plant 
Title: ⛰️ 1800 Aftershocks since the Big One
Post by: RE on December 04, 2018, 12:43:04 AM
It' like living on a Vibrator.  ::)

RE

https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/2018/12/03/nearly-1400-aftershocks-have-been-measured-since-fridays-70-earthquake-in-alaska/ (https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/2018/12/03/nearly-1400-aftershocks-have-been-measured-since-fridays-70-earthquake-in-alaska/)

Some 1,800 aftershocks have been measured since Friday’s 7.0 earthquake in Alaska

    pencil Author: Matt Tunseth
    clock Updated: 2 hours ago calendar Published 1 day ago

(https://www.adn.com/resizer/bv9EbwCKfbw-McSO5OiOrmmoqqI=/1200x0/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-adn.s3.amazonaws.com/public/BUFSKKKPJZHWBHYIJPLQBNIHBA.png)
Earthquakes associated with Friday's 7.0 earthquake north of Anchorage as of 5:45 p.m. Sunday. The red dots represent shakes in the previous 24 hours, and the yellow dots are from the past week (with virtually all of them since Friday. The large dot directly north of the city was Friday's quake) Map from Alaska Earthquake Center.

Earthquakes associated with Friday's 7.0 earthquake north of Anchorage as of 5:45 p.m. Sunday. The red dots represent shakes in the previous 24 hours, and the yellow dots are from the past week (with virtually all of them since Friday. The large dot directly north of the city was Friday's quake) Map from Alaska Earthquake Center.

Update, 6 p.m. Monday:

Small aftershocks continued Monday from Friday’s 7.0 earthquake, with more than 1,800 measured by early evening. A total of 153 measured greater than 3.0, 18 were at 4.0 or greater and five were greater than 5.0, according to the Alaska Earthquake Center.


Update, 6:30 a.m. Monday:

Dozens of small earthquakes rattled Anchorage and Mat-Su on Sunday night and early Monday -- and a few bigger ones probably caused unwanted wake-ups.

Twin magnitude 3.5 shakers struck at 9:51 and 9:52 p.m. Sunday, the first 10 miles north of Anchorage and the second 18 miles northwest of Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, according to the U.S. Geological Survey Earthquake Science Center.

A magnitude 3.4 quake was measured 10 miles northwest of Anchorage at 10:40 p.m. A 3.5 hit at 1:30 a.m., 17 miles northwest of JBER, followed by a magnitude 3.8 just before 3:20 a.m. 13 miles northwest of JBER. Twin 3.2 quakes followed just before 6 a.m., one near Anchorage and the other near Wasilla.

Original Sunday story:

Aftershocks from Friday’s magnitude 7.0 quake will continue to diminish over time, but that doesn’t mean the shaking will stop right away.

“You can expect earthquakes in magnitude 5 or 4 to continue for the next couple of weeks, and as time goes on it tapers off,” said Rafael Abreu, a geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey Earthquake Science Center. (Track the latest aftershocks here.)

As of Sunday evening, there had been nearly 1,400 recorded aftershocks of any magnitude; 593 of magnitude 2.0 or greater; 17 that registered at least 4.0; and five that were at least 5.0. All the aftershocks have been clustered around the epicenter across Knik Arm from Anchorage.

[Why the 7.0 earthquake was felt differently across Anchorage — and why it has potential for more big aftershocks]

Abreu said models show the frequency, and strength, of the quakes should go down over time.

Although devastating, large earthquakes give scientists a wealth of data to help study and better model future earthquakes.

“It gives us a better understanding of what is happening from a geologic point of view,” he said.

While Friday’s quake was a big one, Abreu said it wasn’t unusual in that Southcentral Alaska is one of the world’s most seismically active areas.

“We’re definitely not surprised to see an event of this magnitude happen in this area,” he said.

[Support local journalism in Alaska. Subscribe to the Anchorage Daily News / adn.com]
Title: ⛰️ Quake-shaken Jewel Lake homes sink into sand
Post by: RE on December 05, 2018, 06:25:27 AM
https://www.ktva.com/story/39581859/built-on-sand-some-south-anchorage-homes-sink-into-the-ground (https://www.ktva.com/story/39581859/built-on-sand-some-south-anchorage-homes-sink-into-the-ground)

Quake-shaken Jewel Lake homes sink into sand
Tuesday, December 4th 2018, 11:53 AM AKST
Updated: Tuesday, December 4th 2018, 4:36 PM AKST
By: John Thain

(https://ktva.images.worldnow.com/images/17901368_G.jpg)

A cluster of at least 10 homes in the Jewel Lake neighborhood are all dealing with the same serious problem: Friday's 7.0 earthquake appears to have liquefied the sandy ground they were built on.

Foundations are sitting crooked, some with broken concrete and earth around them. One neighbor had to build a ramp to get his car out of the garage because the driveway sank so much. In serious cases, like Yana Rekoum's, the house has pinched off the plumbing, prompting the muni to declare her home unsafe to live in. She's planning on staying with friends.
Dean Cannon Inspects crawlspace
Dean Cannon Inspects crawlspace John Thain

"It's going to cost a lot of money and people don't have that kind of money just lying around," said resident Dean Cannon, as he inspected the crawlspace under his home.

The sandy ground is broken apart and some of the supporting beams are crooked. Pipes that used to be 6 inches off the ground now rest on the sand.

The cost to repair a damaged foundation can easily reach $50,000 and, like many Alaskans, the Cannons don't have earthquake insurance. Neighbors are looking to each for information on any financial aid that might be available, but nothing is certain.
Dean Cannon's house foundation
Dean Cannon's house foundation John Thain

Still, Cannon isn't completely discouraged.

"We are lucky we picked such a great place to live because everybody has each other's back," he said.

Cannon says neighbors helped his wife get out of the cold and in touch with him when the earthquake hit.

"You just can't buy that kind of stuff," Cannon said.
Title: ⛰️ Quake Update: Aftershocks
Post by: RE on December 06, 2018, 01:49:26 PM
We just had a series of 3 aftershocks within a few minutes of each other.  The middle one was big enough to get me out of my chair but it didn't last long enough for me to head for the back door again.  I'm guessing the middle one was in the mid 5s.

This is getting old fast.

RE
Title: ⛰️ When do tremors stop being aftershocks and start being new earthquakes?
Post by: RE on December 08, 2018, 12:49:22 AM



Science
When do tremors stop being aftershocks and start being new earthquakes?

    pencil Author: Madeline McGee
    clock Updated: 18 hours ago calendar Published 1 day ago

(https://www.adn.com/resizer/upBigw0Pik0f1SUY33d2pJ9Ymeg=/1200x0/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-adn.s3.amazonaws.com/public/HBZKGPLC6ZHL7A6IK7DM57KBYE.PNG)
Aftershocks recorded after the Nov. 30, 2018 earthquake. (Screengrab from Alaska Earthquake Center website)

Most of the thousands of aftershocks that continue to rattle Anchorage and Mat-Su after Friday morning’s magnitude 7.0 earthquake have been too small to feel. Others have sent rocks cascading onto parts of the Seward Highway. Some shook residents awake, like the 4.7 aftershock that struck 9 miles northwest of Anchorage around 3:49 a.m. Wednesday. Other jolted people in the middle of the day, like the 4.8 aftershock at 12:45 p.m. Thursday (followed by another, measuring 4.7, a minute later).

And some came back-to-back, like the two aftershocks around 12:45 p.m. Thursday that jolted Southcentral Alaska with preliminary magnitudes of 4.8 and 4.1.

These lingering tremors have become an annoyance for many residents. As of 2:30 p.m. Thursday, 2,888 aftershocks had been recorded, of which 185 measured at least 3.0, 23 were at 4.0 or greater and five measured at least 5.0, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

That’s left some people wondering: Are the shakes that continue to jolt us several days after the initial earthquake truly aftershocks anymore — or are they brand-new earthquakes?

Natalia Ruppert of the Alaska Earthquake Center, based at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, says they are indeed aftershocks.

[Why the 7.0 earthquake was felt differently across Anchorage]

Earthquakes come in clusters, and seismologists refer to the largest one in a sequence as the “mainshock." The earthquakes that occur in the aftermath of a mainshock continue to be called “aftershocks” until the seismic activity in the region returns back to the level it was at before the mainshock, Ruppert said.

“For an earthquake of this size, we expect the aftershocks to continue for a few months," Ruppert said. "The rate of the aftershocks, however, will be going down with time.”

(https://www.adn.com/resizer/0FzpEortvFoZiotMEAry2-PooxM=/992x0/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-adn.s3.amazonaws.com/public/5HSYAAWBHRGLBKT5TXKE7M7HD4.jpg)

Compared to the magnitude 9.2 Good Friday earthquake that devastated Anchorage in 1964, this is a fairly tame prediction. Aftershocks continued for more than a year after that quake, according to the Alaska Earthquake Center, and in the first day alone, 11 aftershocks registered a magnitude of 6.0 or greater.

Aftershock updates as of 2:30 p.m. Thursday:

5+: 5

4+: 23

3+: 185

2+: 983

1+: 1,692

Total: 2,888
Title: Re: ⛰️ Quake Update: Aftershocks
Post by: RE on December 08, 2018, 09:16:21 AM
Another nice one at 7:36 AM this morning.  4.1.

Looks like the fault rupture is under Big Lake.

(https://earthquake.alaska.edu/sites/default/files/anch7_xcross-02.png)

RE
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: Eddie on December 08, 2018, 09:37:10 AM
Quick, go move the plane before it gets sucked under the earth's crust forever.
Title: Alaska Quake Diary: Page 2
Post by: RE on December 09, 2018, 04:57:29 AM


youtube-Logo-4gc2reddit-logoOff the keyboard of RE



Follow us on Twitter @doomstead666

Friend us on Facebook



 



Published on the Doomstead Diner on December 9, 2018






Discuss this article at the Geological & Cosmological Events Table inside the Diner



 



Image result for alaska railroad repair earthquakeI am taking this week off from Ranting to do an Update on the Earthquake situation up here in Alaska.  It's been a full week since the Earthquake hit, and mostly it is good news as far as repair work is concerned.



I personally have all my services back, electricity, heat, water and flushing toilets.  My unit sustained no major visible damage, although some of them did with cracked foundations, boilers ripped off the walls and so forth.  Management was rather slow in responding, but they appear to be on the job now.  Perhaps this will get them to fix some other long standing issues which predate the quake as well.



On the road and rail infrastructure front, the Alaska Railroad which carries both passengers as well as freight & coal between Seward, Anchorage and Fairbanks is back up and running after about 4 days, the track was busted up just north of where I live.  Minnesota Drive which connects Anchorage and Ted Stevens has been partially repaired and travel to and from the airport is now possible.  2 way traffic has been restored on the Glenn Highway connecting the Valley to Anchorage, although it is single lane in some sections.



What I am going to cover today is your heating issues when faced with both loss of electricity and loss of your NG supply, but before I get to that I want to answer a couple of questions posed to me both on the Diner Blog and on our Global Collapse Reddit site.  First a personal issue question:



Image result for handicap commode Q:  What do you do about Toilet & Bathing?



A:  This is not a huge problem.  For urination, I just urinate in the toilet as usual, just without flushing.  When the water gets restored, I flush it all at once.  For the poop issue, I have a "cripple commode" which uses a lined bucket system.  After the call of nature is complete, I pull out the liner and go deposit it in the dumpster, just as you would after pooper-scooping up the doggie-doo when Fido does his bizness.  You don't really need the whole commode arrangement though, just a bucket and a camping toilet seat for it will do.  It's easier to get on and off the commode though.  Far as bathing is concerned, it's Sponge Bath time until the water is restored, no showers.  I did this fairly often in my trucking years when marooned in locations without showers to buy.  As long as you have some water on hand (which you should if well prepped), you just fill a small bowl with water and use a sponge to wipe yourself down if you are getting too smelly.  Really though, for a short duration outage, you can just go without unless you have a real halitosis problem.  I also have packages of premoistened and medicated towelettes that are used for giving sponge baths to cripples who can't get out of bed.  These are also a handy prep to have around.



Q:  Can you really call it a "disaster" if nobody died and BAU is up and running again after a few days?



A:  Well, it's certainly not a disaster on the scale of say the Indonesian Tsunami which sent 100s of 1000s to the Great Beyond on a loss of life scale.  Also not nearly the disaster Katrina or Sandy were on the monetary scale, both disasters well into the 10s of Billions of dollars.  It is still a disaster though, particularly for many homeowners who don't carry Earthquake insurance, which is rather expensive for what is generally a very infrequent event in any given location.  If your foundation cracks and your home is deemed unsafe by the building inspectors, this can cost $50,000 and more to fix up.  Sometimes it's just cheaper to bulldoze the McMansion and build a new one.  Which if you are still paying a mortgage on the old one can be tough to afford to finance.  The many smaller problems with plumbing also add up and can be tough for individuals to afford to repair.



Then you have the damage done to the general community infrastructure of roads and gas, electric and water lines.  This costs the government a lot of money to fix up, and where does that money come from?  Generally disaster loans issued by FEMA, which adds to the debt carried by your community which then in theory gets paid by taxes, but many communities are already at or above their carrying capacity for debt service, while still paying for teachers, cops, firemen and sanitation workers.  Thus you end up with municipal bankruptcies piling up.



The issue is these things add up, they are part of the maintenance cost of maintaining the Industrial Civilization.  It ends up being a "Death by a Thousand Cuts", rather than one individual disaster bringing on the end, although one really "BIG ONE" could be the straw that breaks the Camel's Back and sends the whole thing into a tailspin.  A big one hitting Seattle for instance on the scale of the one that hit Anchorage in 1964 at 9.0 could do that, taking out such financial engines as Amazon and Microsoft, and numerous other smaller companies in Silicon Valley.  At some point we won't be able to keep up with this, and thus the Industrial Civilization will collapse in entirety with time, even if it doesn't happen everywhere at the same time or overnight.



Now, onto the main topic for today, which is having an Emergency Heating Plan for your domicile, particularly important if you live in high latitude and/or altitude locations in the winter.  It can be important in spring, summer & fall also, especially at night when the sun goes down.



Image result for wood burning stove Probably the best emergency heat plan is to have a Wood Burning Stove and a good supply of wood at the ready in case your regular heat source is out, but these are rather expensive to put in just for emergencies.  Off-grid Doomsteaders do use them as a primary souce of heat of course, but they have saved the money normally put toward a more standard NG or Diesel boiler arrangement and put it toward that instead.  You also can't install a wood heater in most rental units even if you had the money to do it, which most renters do not have.



So you need to use more portable forms of heat generation which come cheaper than that for emergencies.  I mentioned in the first article I am a Candle Freak and used Tea Light Candles as a heat source while my electricity was off too.  A Tea Light puts out about 100 BTU/hr, whereas a typical 1500W Oil filled space heater puts out around 5000 BTU/hr.  So to actually match that output, you would need to be burning 50 candles, which actually isn't as outrageous as it sounds and can be done with relative safety utilizing the Tuna Can method illustrated in the header photo.  3 Tuna Cans in the 4 corners of the room will do the trick.



However, depending how well insulated your room is, what its size is and how long the outage goes for matters a lot here, and you probably don't need that many to maintain the internal temperature at a livable level.  One thing to remember when burning any open flames indoors is to make sure the room is well ventilated and to run a Carbon Monoxide detector to see if there is any buildup going on.  CO can be quite deadly of course.



Cost as I mentioned runs about $.07/tea light, and they last about 4 hours.  However, you can bring the cost down from there and have longer lasting heat if you DIY your own Votive Candles, which are the size of a Shot Glass, and in fact often are sold in shot glasses which you get as a Bonus after you finish burning the candle. 🙂



A Votive size candle will burn for around 12 hours, and you can buy a new pack of 6 of them ON SALE for $5, so about $.85/candle.  That is a good deal more expensive than the 3 Tea Lights it replaces over the 12 hours, which costs you $.21.  However, that is just the new version.  The trick to getting the cost down with these is to refill them and make a new candle.  How do you do that?  It's quite EZ, does not take much in the way of apparatus and I am constantly making new candles while I sit at the computer and keyboard out the Doom.  Illustrated below is my Candle Making setup I use by the computer.






Basic Candle Making Apparatus



All it takes is some kind of stand to be melting your wax, animal fat (tallow) or vegetable shortening like Crisco, and then wicking material which you can either make by waxing twine or just buy rolls of it already pre-waxed.  It's not expensive to buy it pre-made,and I keep a couple of 200' rolls on hand which will last until after I am pushing up daisies.  For the stand, I use a metal toothbrush holder, purchased at Walmart new for $5.  If you find one at a yard sale, you could probably pick it up for $.50.  Or you could use a portable Sterno Folding Camping stove instead, although the toothbrush holder looks nicer and fits on my desk better.



Image result for pouring off bacon fat The cost for each Candle when you DIY varies tremendously, from Zero to maybe $.50 depending on the combustible material you use to make the candle.  If you use commercially available paraffin and beeswax to make a real "professional" pretty looking candle with a colored dye and a scent added, you will pay top dollar for this.  This stuff is sold in small quantities mainly to candle making hobbyists, and they charge a premium price for it.  It's cheaper just to melt down Tea Lights and then use that wax to rebuild a votive candle.  Then it costs the same as the Tea Lights, $.21.  But you can get quite a bit cheaper than this also.



What I do is save animal fat like Bacon Fat  from cooking in a coffee can by the stove, and use that as one of my ingredients in the candle.  It comes to me basically for free, since I paid for the bacon I ate, not the fat which otherwise would have been thrown out.  Then I save the leftover paraffin from burning tea lights, which there always is at the bottom of the teal light holder and add that to the mix. Finally, I'll add a scoop or two of Crisco Vegetable shortening.  This mixture is quite stiff and won't spill, so you can keep the candle stored this way until you need it.  I usually fill it this way about 3/4s full, and then when I am ready to burn it, I top it off with some cheap Wesson Vegetable Oil to burn in there as well.  Done this way, you bring your cost down to about $.10/votive candle, or about $.033/tea light equivalent.  At right you see a Votive candle topped off with vegetable oil. If you have some source to get all scrap oil such as cooking oil from a fast food joint or motor oil from changing out you car oil, you can get it down to nothing.  Same if you slaughter your own pigs or nail a bear during hunting season, you can render all the excess fat trimmings for tallow.  One pig will make a shit load of candles, lord only knows how many.



The same setup you use for candle making is useful for other tasks as well in normal times.  You can use it as a warmer to keep your coffee piping hot, or even heat up a can of soup with it, though that takes a while, about 30 minutes for a can of Chunky Soup.  I use it as a room Humidifier in the winter, keeping my stainless steel camping mug filled with water and steaming over the set up all day.  Winter air is very dry and this helps keep your lips from chapping and nasal passages from drying up, which can lead to getting more colds in the winter.






Candle Room Humidifier



If your candles aren't doing the job of keeping your domicile warm enough through the emergency, you can add more powerful heat generators like Oil Lanterns which have larger wicks and put out about 3X as much heat as a candle. Many of these are quite decorative and a decent source of light as well, so you can use them in normal times to give a nice warm light effect to the room and save on electricity.  For some real PUNCH though in the world of portable heat, go to Sterno cooking fuel.  Sterno burns HOT,  A can of Sterno puts out about 2500 BTU/hour, so only 2 of them burning will be equivalent to a 1500W electric space heater.  A 16 oz can of Sterno will last about 4 hours burning continuously.  It's relatively expensive though, but it does substitute for 25 Tea Lights, which would cost you $1.75 anyhow.  So not too much difference there.  It's also a lot more convenient to light one can of Sterno than 25 Tea Lights.



Image result for sterno



Mr. Heater  Buddy  225 sq. ft. Portable Heater  Propane Related image Finally, there are both Kerosene and Propane indoor-safe heaters that put out 20,000 BTU and more available.  The "Mr.Buddy" heaters are quite popular and widely sold, utilizing camping propane cannisters as fuel.  This is pretty expensive emergency heating though by the can, the kerosene comes in much cheaper than that.  These units all have automatic shut offs if they tip over, and some have built in CO detectors as well.  In any case ALWAYS BURN IN A WELL VENTILATED SPACE AND RUN A CO DETECTOR when you do any burning at all indoors.  Also be aware that fire department regulations often prohibit the use of such devices inside your domicile, although in an emergency situations such regulations are generally overlooked.  I can't really see a need for so much emergency heat though, for the size room I was working with during this exercise (25'x35'), 5000 BTU was enough with the exterior Temperature around 25F (-4C) to keep the room at 67F, so about a 40F gradient there.  Remember also you can substantially lower the room comfort temperature by self-insulating, aka putting on layers of warm clothing.  That should always be your first step in your emergency heating plan.  A good Sleeping Bag will also reduce the need for keeping the temperature this high when you are asleep.



OK Diners, that's it for the Doomsday Preparation Diary for today.  Stay Warm and Stay Safe, and BE PREPARED.  Collapse is coming soon to a theater near you.



Image result for coming soon to a theater near you


Title: Re: ⛰️ When do tremors stop being aftershocks and start being new earthquakes?
Post by: jdwheeler42 on December 09, 2018, 06:39:09 AM
A: When they are bigger than the original earthquake.
Title: Re: ⛰️ Quake Update: Aftershocks
Post by: RE on December 09, 2018, 11:04:15 AM
Another big one, 2minutes ago.  Short lived though.  I'll update when I have numbers.

RE
Title: Re: ⛰️ Quake Update: Aftershocks
Post by: RE on December 09, 2018, 11:11:24 AM
Another big one, 2minutes ago.  Short lived though.  I'll update when I have numbers.

RE

5.0, 12m North of Elmendorf.  That puts it about 20 miles south of me.

RE
Title: Re: ⛰️ When do tremors stop being aftershocks and start being new earthquakes?
Post by: azozeo on December 09, 2018, 12:13:05 PM
A: When they are bigger than the original earthquake.

If a person gets their ass kicked once & goes back for more, it's another ass kickin' not an afterthought/shock.

Johnny Quest, glad your still vertical  :icon_sunny:

Title: ⛰️ Anchorage family facing foreclose after earthquake causes major damage
Post by: RE on December 10, 2018, 12:24:39 AM
https://www.ktva.com/story/39609364/anchorage-family-facing-foreclose-on-home-after-earthquake-causes-major-damage (https://www.ktva.com/story/39609364/anchorage-family-facing-foreclose-on-home-after-earthquake-causes-major-damage)

News
Anchorage family facing foreclose on home after earthquake causes major damage
Friday, December 7th 2018, 11:40 PM AKST
Updated: Saturday, December 8th 2018, 9:24 AM AKST
By: Cassie Schirm

(https://ktva.images.worldnow.com/images/17917145_G.png)

Hundreds of homes in Southcentral were damaged by the Nov. 30 earthquake, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The toll of the destruction is rising as inspectors make their way around the region.

Homeowners picking up the pieces left in the quake's wake are finding high costs and low hopes for help funding repairs. 

Keith and Monica Anderson say they're worried about their earthquake-damaged house in Sand Lake, a home that's sinking into the ground. The more it sinks, the deeper their financial hole goes. With each aftershock, the Andersons say their home is slowly slipping away.

"It's just getting bigger and bigger," Monica said.

The Andersons were in Seattle when the quake hit and saw their house for the first time Monday.

"We both just instantly teared up. I tear up just thinking about it," Keith said.

With no earthquake insurance, the Andersons are left with more questions than answers.

"I'm trying to stay strong and stay strong for [my family], but nobody prepares for this and there's nothing we can do," Keith said. "It's horrible."

The Andersons' home has cracks in its foundation, doors that are stuck and a large crack surrounding it. Keith said the house shifted and split, meaning it will take a lot of time and money to repair.

 

 

The home is empty now because they no longer live there. It was set to sell the week after the quake and the buyer has pulled out of the deal.

"We were supposed to sign the papers and be gone," Keith said. "We were supposed to make a little money and now we're looking $200,000 to $250,000 the opposite way. Two mortgages later, financially you know, we are stuck big time."

Even if they spent the money to repair it, the Andersons know the house still won't sell.

"Would you want to buy a house that can't handle an earthquake with your kids in it?" Keith asked. "I don't want to put my kids back in here."

After living in the house for seven years, the Andersons are left in financial turmoil. Keith and Monica say they will most likely have to file for bankruptcy and foreclose on their foregone home.

Theirs is not the only story of a house left in ruin, nor is it the only story of Alaskans standing strong. The Andersons thank their friends, softball community AK Krush and family who have supported them. A  GoFundMe page has been set up to help the family.

The couple is waiting to find out what assistance their bank along with state and federal disaster relief can offer before deciding where to go from here.

Questions remain over what government help is available. State and FEMA officials told the Anchorage Assembly this week residents whose homes sustained damage could apply for state individual assistance programs and those eligible for could receive up to $17,450. Federal assistance programs could provide up to $34,900, but state and federal awards cannot be combined.

FEMA regional administer Michael O’Hare says it's too early to say whether Alaskans will be eligible for federal help under the individual assistance program. The agency has yet to receive a major declaration disaster request from the state.

Homeowners with damage can file for assistance at ready.alaska.gov.
Title: Re: Alaska Quake Diary: Page 2
Post by: RE on December 10, 2018, 02:13:53 AM
Now UP on Global Economic Intersection!

http://econintersect.com/pages/opinion/opinion.php?post=201812092214 (http://econintersect.com/pages/opinion/opinion.php?post=201812092214)

RE
Title: ⛰️ Quake Update: New Year's Eve Aftershock
Post by: RE on December 31, 2018, 07:08:37 PM
We just had another big one, about 2 minutes ago.  I'll estimate this one in the 5s, maybe it made a 6 depending where the epicenter was and how deep.

More numbers when I get them.  The digs are still standing.

RE
Title: Re: ⛰️ Quake Update: New Year's Eve Aftershock
Post by: RE on December 31, 2018, 07:23:36 PM
We just had another big one, about 2 minutes ago.  I'll estimate this one in the 5s, maybe it made a 6 depending where the epicenter was and how deep.

More numbers when I get them.  The digs are still standing.

RE

5.0, 7 miles from Anchorage.

RE
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: Eddie on December 31, 2018, 07:52:22 PM
Happy Fuckin' New Year. Hang on tight. Hope you don't get swallowed up.
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: RE on December 31, 2018, 08:12:16 PM
Happy Fuckin' New Year. Hang on tight. Hope you don't get swallowed up.

Hopefully not.  I'm hard at work compiling my data for my Magnum Opus Doomer Years Culmination Series on the Survey of the Collapse of Industrial Civilization.  First up is Energy & Technology, ready I think by Sunday.  I hope to stay above ground level at least that long.  That is MY New Year's Resolution.

462 Respondents now, a HUGELY significant sample.  This was beyond my wildest expectations.

RE
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: cernunnos5 on December 31, 2018, 10:30:33 PM
Just passing through as my head is still abit foggy. I also passed by Cassandras Legacy blog and noticed your Survey is also re posted there
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: RE on January 01, 2019, 01:28:49 AM
Just passing through as my head is still abit foggy. I also passed by Cassandras Legacy blog and noticed your Survey is also re posted there

Yes, Ugo is my long lost Italian Twin Brother.  We were separated at birth.  Cassandra's Legacy dropped 103 Submissions into the Survey, 2nd only to r/collapse.  They pulled ahead of TBP in the stretch run.  Contributed many of the Ph.Ds and other academics to the mix.

Seriously, I have a long history with Ugo, we did many videos together from around 2014 to 2016.  They're all still up on Diner Utoob.

RE
Title: Earthquake in Bolivia reveals vast underground mountain range
Post by: azozeo on February 19, 2019, 06:06:47 PM

Geophysicists from Princeton University in the US and the Chinese Academy of Sciences used the echoes of a massive earthquake that struck Bolivia two decades ago to piece together the topography deep beneath the surface.
The earthquake

On 9 June 1994, an 8.2 magnitude tremor rocked a sparsely populated region of the Amazon in Bolivia. Nothing this powerful had been seen in decades, with shocks being felt as far away as Canada.

“Earthquakes this big don’t come along very often,” says geoscientist Jessica Irving.

Not only was it big, it was deep, with a focal point estimated at a depth of just under 650 kilometres (about 400 miles). Unlike quakes that grind through the crust, the energy from these monsters can shake the whole mantle like a bowl of jelly.
bolivia earthquakes reveals underground mountain range, underground mountain range transition zone, transition zone earth, mountain transition zone
Using wave data from a 8.2 magnitude earthquake in Bolivia, mountains were discovered at the transition zone in layer in Earth Mantle.

The tremor happened to be one of the first to be measured on a modern seismic network, providing researchers with unprecedented recordings of waves bouncing through our planet’s interior.


http://strangesounds.org/2019/02/earthquake-bolivia-reveals-mountain-range-larger-everest-underground.html (http://strangesounds.org/2019/02/earthquake-bolivia-reveals-mountain-range-larger-everest-underground.html)
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On 7.5 Ecuador
Post by: azozeo on February 22, 2019, 04:40:47 AM

A very strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.5 hit Ecuador - Peru border region at 10:17 UTC (05:17 local time) on February 22, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 132.4 km (82.3 miles). IGEPN is reporting M7.6 at a depth of 107 km (66.5 miles); EMSC M7.5 at a depth of 140 km (87 miles). This earthquake can have a medium humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

The epicenter was located 16.6 km (10.3 miles) S of Montalvo (population 0), 121.7 km (75.6 miles) E of Macas (population 23 687) and 134.7 km (83.7 miles) SE of Puyo (population 24 881).

There are about 46 000 people living within 100 km (62 miles).

26 000 people are estimated to have felt very strong shaking, 405 000 strong, 5 787 000 moderate and 16 006 000 light.

IGEPN reports M6.1 aftershock at 10:20 UTC at a depth of 143 km (88.8 miles), M3.6 at 10:54 UTC, and M3.9 at 11:23 UTC.


https://watchers.news/2019/02/22/very-strong-m7-5-earthquake-hits-ecuador-peru-border-region-at-intermediate-depth/
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: azozeo on March 12, 2019, 11:12:11 AM

The Asahi

Changes around the Kuril Trench are similar to those observed before the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, and a government panel is warning that another tsunami-spawning megaquake could devastate eastern Hokkaido.

Scientists failed to warn against the magnitude-9.0 earthquake and tsunami that struck on March 11, 2011, and killed around 18,000 people on the coast of the northeastern Tohoku region.

With indications that the next “big one” is imminent, they are determined not to make the same mistake.



http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201902150001.html (http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201902150001.html)
Title: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On / Mag. 9 West Coast ?
Post by: azozeo on March 19, 2019, 03:40:49 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/y_SGX49D6Eo&fs=1
Title: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On Cleveland Oh. cracks off A 4.0
Post by: azozeo on June 14, 2019, 08:45:57 AM

Amanda Schmidt
AccuWeather.com
Mon, 10 Jun 2019
A 4.0 magnitude earthquake struck near Cleveland, Ohio, on Monday morning.

An earthquake was recorded in northeastern Ohio on Monday morning. The preliminary magnitude 4.0 earthquake was centered just north of Eastlake, Ohio, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

There were no reports immediately of damage. A magnitude 4 earthquake can cause light to moderate damage.

The USGS is collecting responses from people who felt the tremors. Over 8,000 people reported feeling the earthquake so far. The majority of reports rate the intensity as weak to light, USGS reports.

The event occurred in a region that is not typically associated with high seismic activity, and many resident contacted local emergency officials after the shake. The City of Mentor said that the dispatch is “overwhelmed with 911 calls,” but that they “are waiting for the experts to affirm what was probably an earthquake here.”

“Please don’t cal 911 unless you are having an emergency,” the City of Mentor said in a tweet.

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) captured the earthquake on multiple traffic cams.

https://www.sott.net/article/414732-Since-when-does-Ohio-get-earthquakes-Magnitude-4-0-earthquake-shakes-near-Cleveland (https://www.sott.net/article/414732-Since-when-does-Ohio-get-earthquakes-Magnitude-4-0-earthquake-shakes-near-Cleveland)


Cleveland Traffic Cam      https://twitter.com/ODOT_Statewide/status/1138115270969397248 (https://twitter.com/ODOT_Statewide/status/1138115270969397248)
Title: 😱 6.4 magnitude earthquake strikes Southern California - live updates
Post by: RE on July 04, 2019, 06:05:34 PM
Not "The BIG One" yet.  Still waiting for the 9.0 to hit LA, SF or Seattle.  Then in the words of Doc Brown, "you're going to see some serious shit".   :o

http://www.youtube.com/v/C8x5u7KkYNE

RE

https://www.cbsnews.com/live-news/earthquake-california-today-ridgecrest-strikes-near-los-angeles-2019-07-04-live-updates/ (https://www.cbsnews.com/live-news/earthquake-california-today-ridgecrest-strikes-near-los-angeles-2019-07-04-live-updates/)

6.4 magnitude earthquake strikes Southern California - live updates

By Justin Carissimo, April Siese

Updated on: July 4, 2019 / 7:37 PM / CBS News

A 6.4 magnitude earthquake rattled Southern California on Thursday and officials said it was the largest to hit the region in 20 years. The quake struck near the city of Ridgecrest, which is located about 160 miles northeast of Los Angeles.

Some injuries were reported in Ridgecrest, authorities said, but the extent is currently unclear. A city in the hospital was evacuated and officials are assessing structural damage to the building.

The United States Geological Survey said the quake struck at 10:33 a.m. PT. The earthquake was initially given a magnitude of 6.6, but was later revised to 6.4. The quake was felt more than 150 miles away in Los Angeles, but no damage was reported.

This was the largest quake to hit Southern California since 1999 and an eerie reminder of the 1994 Northridge quake. The magnitude 6.6 earthquake killed at least 57 people and caused billions of dollars in damage.
Injuries reported in Ridgecrest

There were some injuries, but authorities are not saying to what extent right now. No deaths were reported and the hospital in Ridgecrest is not dealing with any earthquake related injuries. They did evacuate patients and need to assess structural and other damage.

-- Carter Evans
Cracks form in roads from earthquake

Large cracks opened up in roadways between Trona and Ridgecrest where at magnitude earthquake struck on Thursday.
California Earthquake
Photos of cracks forming in roadways between Trona and Ridgecrest, where at 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck Thursday, July 4, 2019. Megan Valentine/Handout
​“It almost gave me a heart attack"

A waitress at the Midway Cafe in Ridgecrest said she was so startled by the quake it almost gave her a "heart attack."

"It's just a rolling feeling inside the building, inside the cafe and all of a sudden everything started falling off the shelf, glasses, the refrigerator and everything in the small refrigerator fell over," Cora Burke told the Associated Press.
Video shows restaurant hit by earthquake

Restaurant owner Jason Corona shared video of the quake toppling plates and breaking bar glasses at the Casa Corona restaurant in Ridgecrest.

The quake is the biggest to strike the region since 1999.
Ridgecrest declares state of emergency

In an interview with CNN, Ridgecrest Mayor Peggy Breeden announced that she declared a state of emergency. She said crews were responding to at least five fires across the city and that crews were assessing broken gas lines.

A massive fire broke out at a home in Ridgecrest, a town of about 28,000 residents. It's unclear what cause the blaze.
Officials warn of more aftershocks

Dr. Lucy Jones, a seismologist with the United States Geological Survey, said there has already been a high number of aftershocks following the quake. "I think we have already had probably an excess of 20 3.5 [magnitude aftershocks]," Jones said in a news conference.

"I would expect that there will continue to be magnitude 3s every few minutes, as there have been since this earthquake happened and that as those many 3s come through, we're going to have several 4s," Jones continued.

She said several minutes before the news conference, she had logged a 4.1 magnitude aftershock.

"We will be continuing to have lots of aftershocks," she said. "There is a 1 in 20 chance that this location could have an even bigger quake in the next few days."
House catches fire following earthquake

A massive house fire in Ridgecrest was caught on video following the 6.4 magnitude earthquake. It's unclear what caused the blaze.

The earthquake was followed by dozens of aftershocks in Ridgecrest and Searles Valley, measuring anywhere from magnitude 2.9 to 4.2, according to CBS Los Angeles.
The earthquake is the largest in 20 years

The 6.4 magnitude earthquake is the largest to hit Southern California since 1999, Dr. Lucy Jones, a seismologist with the United States Geological Survey said Thursday.

She said the region experienced about eight magnitude 6 earthquakes in the 90s. "This is an extremely quiet, abnormal time. This type of earthquake is much more normal," Jones said in a news conference.
24 medical and fire incidents in Ridgecrest

Emergency crews were responding to at least 24 medical and fire incidents in the city of Ridgecrest, the Kern County Fire Department said.

    #EarthquakeResponse @kerncountyfire resources working nearly 2 dozens incidents ranging from medical assistance to structure fires in and around the city of Ridgecrest, CA. @kerncountyfire Urban Search and Rescue teams en route. #kerncountyfirefighters
    — Kern County Fire (@kerncountyfire) July 4, 2019

No damage reported in Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Police Department said it did not receive any reports of damage. "This was a strong one, and a good reminder to be prepared," the department tweeted.

    At this time, the LAPD has not received any reports of damage or calls for service within the City of Los Angeles related to the #earthquake. Remember, 911 is only to report emergencies. This was a strong one, and a good reminder to be prepared 🔗 https://t.co/fURDNcMhhQ (https://t.co/fURDNcMhhQ)
    — LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) July 4, 2019

No injuries reported in San Bernardino

No injuries were immediately reported in San Bernardino County on Thursday, the local fire department said. They said buildings and roads "sustained varying degrees of damage."

First published on July 4, 2019 / 3:14 PM
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: AJ on July 05, 2019, 03:46:50 AM
I hated that movie clip. A horrible clip from an equally horrible movie. Only in the febrile brain of a script writer could everything sink into the ocean in LA. Maybe if the Chicxulub asteroid hit near LA but otherwise LA is on the Pacific plate and is rising (notice the 10,000' mountains around LA?). Sure it's good car driving CGI, but nothing more.
This earthquake is MSM slow news day again. Ridgecrest is small and nowhere near LA (150 miles away, closer to Vegas?). Wait for the interesting big one in LA.
AJ
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: RE on July 05, 2019, 07:08:49 AM
I hated that movie clip. A horrible clip from an equally horrible movie. Only in the febrile brain of a script writer could everything sink into the ocean in LA. Maybe if the Chicxulub asteroid hit near LA but otherwise LA is on the Pacific plate and is rising (notice the 10,000' mountains around LA?). Sure it's good car driving CGI, but nothing more.
This earthquake is MSM slow news day again. Ridgecrest is small and nowhere near LA (150 miles away, closer to Vegas?). Wait for the interesting big one in LA.
AJ

It's not supposed to be looked at realistically.  It's a visual/cinematic metaphor for all the WORST things you could imagine ocurring in an earthquake.  It's also a cinematic joke.  I mean really,driving a limo at high speed to escape giant cracks in the earth appearing right behind you in the rear view mirror?  Or taking off in a small plane while the runway is crumbling?  lol.

Or how abou the Tsunami scene from "The Day After Tomorrow"?  :icon_mrgreen:

http://www.youtube.com/v/GmjAp2eRDH0

Or the Wet Dream for anyone who follows the Clown Show of Donalditry Trumpovetsky, Aliens destroying the White House in "Independence Day?  :icon_mrgreen: :icon_mrgreen:

http://www.youtube.com/v/vjFG-4Ge668

Those films are MASTERPIECES!  You just don't look at them the right way.  You take it too seriously and literally.

RE
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: AJ on July 06, 2019, 03:22:30 AM
Yeah, I can suspend disbelief with the best of them and watch the impossible happen, BUT some things just get to over-the-top for me. Both Independence Day and The Day After Tomorrow were just out and out fiction. I thought the earthquake scene was terrible. Wasn't that movie the 2012 prediction bullshit about the Mayan prophecy? Totally made up crap to appeal to people's ignorance.
I take my disasters seriously :laugh:
AJ
Title: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On-Global Quakes
Post by: RE on July 06, 2019, 09:39:06 AM

I take my disasters seriously :laugh:


I am cut from a different cloth.  I find the humor in everything, no matter how bad it is.  Laughing in the face of Death I suppose you could call it.  For you, it is all Shakespearian Tragedy; for me it is Comedy.

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51A1imuX6bL._UX522_.jpg)

RE

RE
Title: 😱 Southern California reels from magnitude 7.1 quake
Post by: RE on July 06, 2019, 10:27:34 AM
A little closer to the BIG ONE...

RE

https://sports.yahoo.com/strongest-earthquake-20-years-rattles-040709226.html (https://sports.yahoo.com/strongest-earthquake-20-years-rattles-040709226.html)

Southern California reels from magnitude 7.1 quake
[Associated Press]
JOHN ANTCZAK
Associated PressJul 6, 2019, 12:59 AM

(https://www.mercurynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/GettyImages-1153790623.jpg?w=525) (https://cdn.abcotvs.com/dip/images/5381369_070519-cc-ridgecrest-house-fire-ugc-vid.jpg?w=800&r=16%3A9)

By subscribing, you are agreeing to Yahoo's Terms and Privacy Policy
California Earthquake
View photos
Food that fell from the shelves litters the floor of an aisle at a Walmart following an earthquake in Yucca Yalley, Calif., on Friday, July 5, 2019. (Chad Mayes via AP)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A quake with a magnitude of 7.1 jolted much of California, cracking buildings, setting fires, breaking roads and causing several injuries while seismologists warned that large aftershocks were expected to continue for days, if not weeks.

The Friday night quake — preceded by Thursday's 6.4-magnitude temblor in the Mojave Desert — was the largest Southern California quake in at least 20 years and was followed by a series of large and small aftershocks, including a few above magnitude 5.0.

There is about a 1-in-10 chance that another 7.0 quake could hit within the next week, said Lucy Jones, a seismologist at the California Institute of Technology and a former science adviser at the U.S. Geological Survey.

The chance of a 5.0-magnitude quake "is approaching certainty," she added.

Aftershocks from the new main quake could occur for years, Jones said.

However, the quake was unlikely to affect fault lines outside of the area, she said, noting that the gigantic San Andreas Fault was far away.

The quake struck at 8:19 p.m. and was centered 11 miles (18 kilometers) from Ridgecrest in the same areas where the previous quake hit.

"These earthquakes are related," Jones said, adding that the new quake probably ruptured along about 25 miles (40 kilometers) of fault line and was part of a continuing sequence.

Gov. Gavin Newsom activated the state Office of Emergency Services operations center "to its highest level" and announced he had requested that President Donald Trump issue an emergency declaration so the state could receive federal aid.

The quake was felt as far north as Sacramento, as far east as Las Vegas and as far south as Mexico.

The area in and around Ridgecrest, already trying to recover from the previous temblor, took the brunt of damage. Several thousand people were without power, and there were reports of cracked buildings.

"There are significant reports of structure fires, mostly as a result of gas leaks or gas line breaks throughout the city" and daybreak Saturday could show even more serious damage, said Mark Ghilarducci, director of California Office of Emergency Services.

Local fire and police officials said they were initially swamped by calls for medical and ambulance service. But there was "nothing but minor injuries such as cuts and bruises, by the grace of God," Ridgecrest Police Chief Jed McLaughlin said.

Two building fires — one involving a mobile home — were quickly doused, and there were several reports of natural gas leaks, but the lines were shut off, McLaughlin said.

For the second time in as many days, Ridgecrest Regional Hospital wheeled patients out of the building, some still hooked to IVs, CNN reported.

Nearby, the tiny town of Trona, with about 2,000 residents, was reported to have at least one collapsed building. Roads were buckled or blocked, and police put out a call for bottled water for residents.

State Route 178 in Kern County was closed by a rockslide and had severe cracking.

Several homes were knocked off their foundations. Buildings were cracked, but there were only minor injuries, authorities said.

In downtown Los Angeles, 150 miles away, offices in skyscrapers rolled and rocked for at least 30 seconds.

Andrew Lippman, who lives in suburban South Pasadena, was sitting outside and reading the paper when Friday's quake hit and calculated it lasted 45 seconds.

"I could see power lines swaying," he said.

Disneyland in Orange County and Six Flags Magic Mountain in Santa Clarita closed their rides.

An NBA Summer League game in Las Vegas was stopped after the quake. Speakers over the court at the Thomas & Mack Center continued swaying more than 10 minutes after the quake.

In Los Angeles, the quake rattled Dodger Stadium in the fourth inning of the team's game against the San Diego Padres. But the game went on, and the Padres won, 3-2.

"Not many people can say they threw a strike during an earthquake," Eric Lauer, who was on the mound at the time, said later. "My ball, my pitch, started an earthquake."

"Everyone was jumping over us to leave," said Daniel Earle, 52, of Playa del Rey, who was sitting with his wife in the stadium's reserve level. "My wife was holding us, like squeezing. I'm surprised my arm is still here."

Earlier Friday, Los Angeles had revealed plans to lower slightly the threshold for public alerts from its earthquake early warning app. But officials said the change was in the works before the Thursday quake, which gave scientists at the California Institute of Technology's seismology lab 48 seconds of warning but did not trigger a public notification.

"Our goal is to alert people who might experience potentially damaging shaking, not just feel the shaking," said Robert de Groot, a spokesman for the USGS's ShakeAlert system, which is being developed for California, Oregon and Washington.

The West Coast ShakeAlert system has provided non-public earthquake notifications on a daily basis to many test users, including emergency agencies, industries, transportation systems and schools.

Construction of a network of seismic-monitoring stations for the West Coast is just over half complete, with most coverage in Southern California, San Francisco Bay Area and the Seattle-Tacoma area. Eventually, the system will send out alerts over the same system used for Amber Alerts to defined areas that are expected to be affected by a quake, de Groot said.

California is partnering with the federal government to build the statewide earthquake warning system, with the goal of turning it on by June 2021. The state has already spent at least $25 million building it, including installing hundreds of seismic stations throughout the state.

This year, Newsom said the state needed $16.3 million to finish the project, which included money for stations to monitor seismic activity, plus nearly $7 million for "outreach and education." The state Legislature approved the funding last month, and Newsom signed it into law.

___

Associated Press writers Brady McCombs in Salt Lake City, Juliet Williams in San Francisco, Adam Beam in Sacramento, Stefanie Dazio and Robert Jablon in Los Angeles, Tarek Hamada in Phoenix, Sports Writer Beth Harris in Los Angeles and Associated Press freelancer Jolene Latimer in Los Angeles contributed to this report.
Title: 😱 A magnitude 5.2 earthquake centered in the Willow area shook Southcentral Ala
Post by: RE on September 16, 2019, 08:45:35 PM
SHAKER today here on the Ring of Fire!

Decent size, 5.2 but pretty short.  Shook the digs pretty well though.

RE

https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/2019/09/17/magnitude-51-earthquake-rocks-southcentral-alaska/ (https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/2019/09/17/magnitude-51-earthquake-rocks-southcentral-alaska/)

A magnitude 5.2 ++earthquake centered in the Willow area shook Southcentral Alaska just after 5 p.m. on Monday.

The quake was centered near Skwentna, 28 miles west of Willow and about 43 miles deep, according to data from the U.S. Geological Survey and Alaska Earthquake Center. It happened at 5:09 p.m., according to the USGS.

(https://www.adn.com/resizer/ash2OnMp99NGqfUh7DmC6YRlJiE=/992x0/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-adn.s3.amazonaws.com/public/5AYFMGGNUJCIBNBZYH7DZ726DU.png)
A map posted on the Alaska Earthquake Center site (earthquake.alaska.edu) showed the epicenter of a Monday quake near Skwentna. (Map via the UAF/Alaska Earthquake Center)

The initial estimates of 5.1 and 5.4 magnitude were revised to 5.2 by the agencies. The Alaska Earthquake Center confirmed that the event was an earthquake and not an aftershock.

[Related: Over 6,100 aftershocks: Why are different quake magnitudes reported, and when do these stop being aftershocks?]

A tsunami is not expected, according to the National Tsunami Warning Center.
Title: Hundreds Of Earthquakes Rattle The U.S.
Post by: azozeo on November 06, 2019, 11:33:51 AM

By Michael Snyder

Why is the mainstream media being so quiet about all of the seismic activity that has been happening all across the United States?  During the last 7 days, there has been an earthquake swarm directly along the New Madrid Fault zone, Kansas and Oklahoma have been hit by a very unusual number of significant quakes, and there have been several sizable seismic events in the vicinity of the Yellowstone supervolcano.

Naturally, the West Coast is getting hammered more than anyone else.  According to Cal Tech, there have been more than 1000 earthquakes in California and Nevada over the last week, but of course most of them have been very small.  Overall, the latest USGS numbers tell us that there have been more than 2,000 earthquakes nationally during the last 7 days, and apparently we aren’t supposed to be alarmed by that.  But could it be possible that all of this seismic activity is leading up to something really big?

Over the weekend, we witnessed some very unusual quakes in the middle of the country.  On Sunday, a magnitude 3.2 earthquake rattled Kansas…



https://www.naturalblaze.com/2019/11/hundreds-of-earthquakes-rattle-the-u-s-as-the-level-of-seismic-activity-in-north-america-continues-to-rise.html (https://www.naturalblaze.com/2019/11/hundreds-of-earthquakes-rattle-the-u-s-as-the-level-of-seismic-activity-in-north-america-continues-to-rise.html)
Title: Re: Hundreds Of Earthquakes Rattle The U.S.
Post by: azozeo on November 08, 2019, 11:03:03 AM

By Michael Snyder

Why is the mainstream media being so quiet about all of the seismic activity that has been happening all across the United States?  During the last 7 days, there has been an earthquake swarm directly along the New Madrid Fault zone, Kansas and Oklahoma have been hit by a very unusual number of significant quakes, and there have been several sizable seismic events in the vicinity of the Yellowstone supervolcano.

Naturally, the West Coast is getting hammered more than anyone else.  According to Cal Tech, there have been more than 1000 earthquakes in California and Nevada over the last week, but of course most of them have been very small.  Overall, the latest USGS numbers tell us that there have been more than 2,000 earthquakes nationally during the last 7 days, and apparently we aren’t supposed to be alarmed by that.  But could it be possible that all of this seismic activity is leading up to something really big?

Over the weekend, we witnessed some very unusual quakes in the middle of the country.  On Sunday, a magnitude 3.2 earthquake rattled Kansas…



https://www.naturalblaze.com/2019/11/hundreds-of-earthquakes-rattle-the-u-s-as-the-level-of-seismic-activity-in-north-america-continues-to-rise.html (https://www.naturalblaze.com/2019/11/hundreds-of-earthquakes-rattle-the-u-s-as-the-level-of-seismic-activity-in-north-america-continues-to-rise.html)


U.S. China Lake Military Weapons Research Facility Likely Targeted with Exotic “Tectonic Weaponry” That Caused Billions in Damage… Is China Behind the Stealth Attack?

11/07/2019 BY STILLNESS IN THE STORM

(Ethan Huff) Back in early July, Southern California was struck with two almost back-to-back whopper earthquakes near the Naval Air Weapons Station in China Lake, prompting fears about an impending “Big One.” But not everything is as it seems, as reports indicate that these strange tectonic movements could have been unnaturally induced by advanced weapons systems.

Source – Natural News

by Ethan Huff, October 13th, 2019

It might sound crazy, but “tectonic weaponry” might have played a role in shaking the Ridgecrest area on Independence Day and the day after, sending shockwaves all throughout Los Angeles and beyond. And the culprit, suspect some, could have been China, the goal being to disrupt one of the most secretive and important United States military bases in the world.

Since the China Lake military base is where advanced Naval Air Weapons are manufactured, it’s a ripe target for an attack. And in order to cloak this attack, or at least avoid creating mass panic within the general population, America’s enemies could have disguised it as an ordinary pair of larger earthquakes, which are nothing new for California.

Keep in mind that the aftershocks associated with these two quakes lasted for months, and still continue to this very day. Based on this strange pattern of movement, some say that it’s not completely outside “the realm of possibility” that enemy forces induced this shaking with some kind of directed energy weapon, or DEW.
Were “pulse wave generator” used to engage a “stealthy” attack on China Lake?

As the Foley Art Center in Alabama tweeted immediately following this pair of earthquakes, the epicenter wasn’t just “near” the Naval weapons base at China Lake – it was the epicenter, which is a very unusual coincidence, assuming these were natural events.

These quakes also occurred just one mile beneath the surface of the base, which further suggests that the base itself was the target of a covert attack potentially involving the use of what are known as “pulse wave generators.”

“[T]here is little doubt that someone doesn’t want us to know about the ‘tectonic weapons’ being unleashed underground at the United States Navy’s largest single landholding, covering more than 1,100,000 acres in Southern California,” tweeted former professional ballerina Victoria Gates in the quakes’ aftermath.

While there doesn’t appear to exist definitive proof that these theories are undeniably true, it remains highly suspect that this pair of earthquakes struck precisely where they did: at a highly strategic location where America’s military weapons manufacturing stands to be seriously crippled, if it hasn’t been crippled already.

It would seem as though this isn’t the end of the shaking, either. Scientists recently warned that they’ve identified a “hidden fault line” underneath Los Angeles that could set off a 7.4 magnitude earthquake in the future – and this is in addition to the “Big One” that Californians have come to expect will occur on the infamous San Andreas fault within our lifetimes.

Couple all of this with the strange preemptive power cuts taking place throughout California by Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) and it becomes clear that something deeply disturbing is brewing in the Golden State that, by all appearances, will affect millions of people once it all brews to the surface.

“With government’s around the world now in possession of advanced weaponry which enables them to conduct ‘electromagnetic warfare,’ it’s long been warned that the technology that allows man to ‘play God with the weather,’ as even former CIA head John Brennan has admitted now exists, can also be used to generate massive earthquakes and tsunamis,” warns Stefan Stanford, writing for All News Pipeline.

“And while it’s already approaching ‘too late’ for those in California to prepare to potentially be without electricity for a few days to a week, should what’s happening now in California be a ‘beta test’ for the take down of America as some have suggested, the rest of us may be running out of time to prepare as well,” he adds.

Stillness in the Storm Editor: Why did we post this?

According to several respected researchers, alleged insiders and whistleblowers, the Deep State has been advancing secret space programs for decades, developing technology that most would consider otherworldly. The preceding information alerts the public to the fact these programs likely exist, by providing documents, testimony, and conjecture in support. This information is helpful to dispel the false reality pushed by the Deep State as well as catalyzing the mind for truth-seeking.

– Justin

 

https://stillnessinthestorm.com/2019/11/u-s-china-lake-military-weapons-research-facility-likely-targeted-with-exotic-tectonic-weaponry-that-caused-billions-in-damage-is-china-behind-the-stealth-attack/ (https://stillnessinthestorm.com/2019/11/u-s-china-lake-military-weapons-research-facility-likely-targeted-with-exotic-tectonic-weaponry-that-caused-billions-in-damage-is-china-behind-the-stealth-attack/)