- Earthquake list: past 24 hours (only M>=2.5) (117 quakes) (Volcano Discovery, Updated: Sun, 31 Aug 13:20 UTC (GMT)):
- Major eruption in progress at Tavurvur volcano – Rabaul caldera, Papua New Guinea (The Watchers, Aug 29, 2014)
- Why The Earthquake Near San Francisco Is Just The Start Of The Shaking In California (Economic Collapse, Aug 24, 2014):
If you thought that the earthquake that struck northern California on Sunday was something, just wait until you see what is coming in the years ahead. As you will read about below, we live at a time when earthquake activity is dramatically increasing. This is especially true of the “Ring of Fire” which runs roughly along the outer perimeter of the Pacific Ocean. Approximately 81 percent of all big earthquakes occur along the Ring of Fire, and the entire west coast of the United States falls within the danger zone. Over the past few years, we have seen huge earthquake after huge earthquake strike various areas along the Ring of Fire, but up until now the California coastline has mostly been spared. However, there are indications that this may be about to change in a big way. Continue reading »
- San Francisco Bay Area Hit By Strongest Earthquake In 25 Years; Wine Country Shakes – LIve Webcast (ZeroHedge; Aug 24, 2014):
First a drought, then a plague, now an earthquake: if these three aren’t enough to help boost California’s GDP, then it may be time for Krugman to resign. Oh and prepare for wine prices to become the latest participant in Janet Yellen’s inflationary “noise” parade. The reason – images such as this one showing what happens when a powerful quake hits just miles away from San Francisco’s wine area.
— David Duncan (@DavidSilverOak) August 24, 2014
The red stuff is luckily not blood:
— AnaBanana (@anabanana0924) August 24, 2014
As Reuters reports, and as thousands felt early this morning, an earthquake of 6.0 magnitude, the largest in the region for 25 years, shook the San Francisco Bay Area early on Sunday, waking residents and causing some power outages and minor damage, according to initial reports. NBC Bay Area reports that The Queen of the Valley Hospital in Napa has admitted 70 patients but their injuries are not expected to be serious. An office building in Napa was dechunked.A video from the quake in progress:
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said the epicenter of the quake was eight km (five miles) northwest of the town of American Canyon, on the northern edge of the Bay, hitting some 9 kilometers away from the city of Napa at a depth of 10.8 kilometers. Latest shake map below.
- China quake death toll rises to 367, about 1,900 injured – state media (PHOTOS) (RT, Aug 3, 2014)
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- Big Earthquakes Double in 2014, But They’re Not Linked (LiveScience; July 1, 2014):
If you think there have been more earthquakes than usual this year, you’re right. A new study finds there were more than twice as many big earthquakes in the first quarter of 2014 as compared with the average since 1979.
“We have recently experienced a period that has had one of the highest rates of great earthquakes ever recorded,” said lead study author Tom Parsons, a research geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in Menlo Park, California.
But even though the global earthquake rate is on the rise, the number of quakes can still be explained by random chance, said Parsons and co-author Eric Geist, also a USGS researcher. Their findings were published online June 21 in the journal Geophysical Research Letters. [Image Gallery: This Millennium's Destructive Earthquakes] Continue reading »
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Dr. Nick Begich is one of the world’s leading experts on the mysterious and powerful HAARP project. As this is being written on March 10, HAARP has just been activated for unknown reasons. Dr. Begich tells the show what it’s all about.
So, what does the HAARP project really do? Is it as innocent as what the HAARP website would have us believe, or is there something more going on? For example, could HAARP’s activities affect things like earthquakes? If so, how could bombarding the ionosphere with energy destabilize faults, or is such a thing even possible?
Listen as Dr. Begich explains HAARP and its relationship to our ionosphere and our earth, and find out what its operators know and do not know about how it affects our world.
‘Puzzling’ quake hits next to NYC-area nuclear plant — “Not along any known fault lines” — Many reports of ‘loud boom’ echoing through area — Residents ‘startled into streets’ — Professor: “They tend to come in bursts… I’m concerned, let’s put it that way… Significant hazard… We don’t understand why these occur”
- ‘Puzzling’ quake hits next to NYC-area nuclear plant — “Not along any known fault lines” — Many reports of ‘loud boom’ echoing through area — Residents ‘startled into streets’ — Professor: “They tend to come in bursts… I’m concerned, let’s put it that way… Significant hazard… We don’t understand why these occur” (AUDIO) (ENENews, July 8, 2014):
Journal News, July 6, 2014 (emphasis added): People living in the Hudson Highlands were startled Saturday morning by an earthquake that [...] was accompanied by a loud boom [...] those near the epicenter were startled into the streets. [...] The U.S. Geological Survey listed the event at a category 5 earthquake, which typically causes light shaking and no damage.
WAMC, July 7, 2014: Nano Seeber is a research professor with Columbia University [...] He says the small quake was not along any fault lines. “The Hudson Highlands is a belt of old crystalline rocks [and] have a concentration of earthquakes [...] There is fault [...] toward the southeast [...] and there’s a concentration of earthquakes near this fault. And of course this is of great concern because there is a nuclear power plant as well along this fault [...] I am concerned, let’s put it that way.” [...] Seeber says, as a seismologist, the earthquake is bit puzzling. “There is significant earthquake hazard [...] we don’t understand basically why these earthquakes occur.” Continue reading »
What could possibly go wrong?
- Just 4 fracking wastewater sites cause 20 percent of all central US earthquakes – study (RT, July 4, 2014):
Just four wastewater wells in Oklahoma – where energy companies dump water after completing the hydraulic fracturing process – have caused scores of earthquakes this year, some 30 km from the site, according to a new study by top US universities.
The report, published in Science magazine, focused on the Midwestern state, which has produced 45 percent of the country’s magnitude 3 or bigger seismic shocks in the past five years – with the numbers rising rapidly to match the intensification of fracking activities in the area. Continue reading »
- 1 Day, Magnitude 2.5+ Worldwide (USGS, June 29, 2014):
Updated: 2014-06-29 21:17:43 UTC+00:00
Showing event times using Local System Time
- 2.5 16km NE of Hawaiian Ocean View, Hawaii 2014-06-29 19:22:30 UTC+00:00 1.4 km
- 5.6 193km WNW of Hihifo, Tonga 2014-06-29 18:24:30 UTC+00:00 10.0 km
- 3.1 79km NNW of Kobuk, Alaska 2014-06-29 17:43:24 UTC+00:00 15.2 km
- 5.1 165km NNW of Visokoi Island, 2014-06-29 17:33:54 UTC+00:00 10.0 km
- 4.0 101km NNW of Kobuk, Alaska 2014-06-29 17:33:41 UTC+00:00 11.7 km
- 5.2 9km NE of Zaqatala, Azerbaijan 2014-06-29 17:26:12 UTC+00:00 34.4 km
- 6.7 205km SSE of Mata-Utu, Wallis and Futuna 2014-06-29 17:15:08 UTC+00:00 10.0 km
- 6.4 197km NW of Hihifo, Tonga 2014-06-29 15:52:22 UTC+00:00 10.0 km
- Questions persist about Yellowstone eruption: Is US evacuation plan in place? (Examiner, June 2, 2014):
The earth around the Yellowstone supervolcano is increasingly becoming seismically active. Some scientists say it is not a matter of “if” the Yellowstone supervolcano will erupt, but rather “when” it will erupt.
And so, questions persist about a “worst-case scenario” Yellowstone supervolcano eruption: Continue reading »
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Major Large Cracks are developing around Yellowstone Park. Pattie Brassard stated yesterday on Facebook that a large crack has broke open in the Old Faithful Geyser which is causing steam to engulf the entire area.Just a heads up also, Our inside man John has left the Yellowstone area for his retreat. John believes they are downgrading the Earthquake Swarms from the 4.0 range. We all need to closely monitor whatever we can so we know when it’s time to Bug Out. But the Big Question is…Bug Out To Where? As for me and my people, We will ride it out in an Underground Shelter. I suggest you find someplace similar to hold up.
Stay At The Ready…
- Tokyo hit by worst quake since 3/11 — Felt throughout more than half of Japan prefectures — Expert: “People should take precautions for next several days” — AP: ‘Unusual’ quakes shake Alaska (ENENews, May 5, 2014):
Yomiuri Shimbun, May 5, 2014: The quake, which struck at about 5:18 a.m., measured lower 5 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale of 7 in Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo [...] the strongest seismic intensity level measured in central Tokyo since the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011. [...] Yohei Hasegawa, a Japan Meteorological Agency official in charge of monitoring earthquakes and tsunami, said at a news conference: “The earthquake is believed to have occurred inside the Pacific plate and it doesn’t seem to be related to an earthquake that could occur directly beneath Tokyo, which would have a different mechanism. It is unlikely to be followed by active aftershocks, but people should take precautions for the next several days.”
Other recent earthquakes:
- Mexico City reports minor damage after capital hit by magnitude 7.2 earthquake (Guardian, April 18, 2014):
Residents sent running into the street during earthquake that is the most powerful to hit Mexico in several years
A powerful earthquake struck Mexico on Friday, shaking buildings in the capital and sending people running out into the street, although there were no early reports of major damage.
The magnitude 7.2 quake was centered in the south-western state of Guerrero, close to the Pacific beach resort of Acapulco, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.
Some residents of the capital ran outdoors in their pajamas after the quake. Electricity was cut off in parts of the city and some residents said paintings fell off the walls and small parts of masonry crumbled inside apartment buildings.
Japan Meteorological Agency, Apr. 13, 2014:
- Time: 18:16 JST
- Date: Apr. 13, 2014
- Depth: 60 km
- Location: Fukushima-ken Oki
- Coordinates: 37.3N 141.2E
- Magnitude: 4.9
- Seismic Intensity: 4 out of 7
- [Centered 30 kilometers east of Fukushima Daiichi]
- Volcanoes All Over The Ring Of Fire Are Erupting Right Now – Is The U.S. Next? (Economic Collapse, April 8, 2014):
All of a sudden, the Ring of Fire is starting to tremble violently. Last month, we had a whole bunch of major earthquakes along the Ring of Fire, and this month volcanoes all over the Ring of Fire are erupting. Of course there has always been seismic activity within this giant band that stretches around the Pacific Ocean. After all, approximately 75 percent of all volcanoes are located in the Ring of Fire and approximately 90 percent of all global earthquakes occur along the Ring of Fire. But what is alarming is that the level of activity appears to be rising. Chile is experiencing almost constant shaking by earthquakes, a volcano in Peru just awakened for the first time in 40 years, and major volcanic eruptions have just taken place in Ecuador, the Kamchatka peninsula and off the coast of Japan. The west coast of the United States also lies along the Ring of Fire, but so far it has gotten off easy. Yes, there has been a little bit of shaking in southern California in recent weeks, but it hasn’t been too bad. But scientists assure us that will change. At some point, there will be a major seismic event along the west coast. It is only a matter of time.
Unfortunately, the mainstream media in the United States pays very little attention to seismic activity around the rest of the world unless it happens in a heavily populated area. But the truth is that we have been witnessing some very unusual things lately. Continue reading »
- Scientists Assure Us That The Recent Earthquakes On The Ring Of Fire Are Not Related (The Truth, April 2, 2014):
We just had a tsunami-triggering 8.2 earthquake off of Chile’s north coast, a 5.8 earthquake off the coast of Panama, a 5.1 earthquake in southern California, and a dormant volcano in Peru has awakened for the first time in 40 years, but scientists assure us that none of these events are related and that we don’t have anything to be concerned about. Even though all of these events took place on the Ring of Fire, which is the most seismically-active area of the entire planet, the “experts” promise us that “the odds are overwhelming” that they are not related to one another. So do you believe them? A few days ago, I wrote an article entitled “12 Signs That Something Big Is Happening To The Earth’s Crust Under North And South America“. This was before the earthquakes that struck off the coasts of Chile and Panama. It appeared to me, as a “non-expert”, that seismic activity was really starting to heat up in North and South America – especially along the Ring of Fire. But it turns out that I and everyone else that was concerned about all of these earthquakes was flat wrong. According to the experts, it is just a giant coincidence that earthquakes are popping off like firecrackers all along the west coasts of North and South America. Continue reading »
- 12 Signs That Something Big Is Happening To The Earth’s Crust Under North And South America (Economic Collapse, March 30, 2014):
Why are fault lines and volcanoes all over North and South America suddenly waking up? Are we moving into a time when major earthquakes and volcanic eruptions will become much more common? For the past several decades, we have been extremely fortunate to have experienced a period of extremely low seismic activity along the west coast of the United States. You see, the west coast lies right along the infamous Ring of Fire. Approximately 75 percent of all the volcanoes in the world are on the Ring of Fire, and approximately 90 percent of all global earthquakes occur along the Ring of Fire. Scientists tell us that it is inevitable that “the Big One” will hit California someday, but people have gotten very apathetic about this because things have been so quiet out there for so many years. Well, now it appears that things are changing in a big way – and not just along the California coast.
The following are 12 signs that something big is happening to the earth’s crust under North and South America… Continue reading »
- Chile: coast evacuated after strong earthquake hits (Guardian, March 17, 2014):
A strong 6.7-magnitude earthquake shook Chile’s northern Pacific shore on Sunday, and authorities said more than 100,000 people were evacuated from some coastal areas as a precaution. Only minor damage was reported.
The US Geological Survey originally reported the quake at a 7.0 magnitude but later downgraded it. The tremor struck offshore at 4.16pm at a depth of 20km. Its epicentre was 60km northwest of the Chilean port of Iquique.
The USGS said that was followed by a 6.2-magnitude quake, one of 5.1 and three of 4.9.
- Offshore 6.9 magnitude earthquake shakes Northern California (CNN, March 10, 2014):
An offshore 6.9 magnitude earthquake and aftershocks shook the coast of Northern California and parts of Oregon on Sunday night, the U.S. Geological Survey said. No major damage or injuries were immediately reported.
The main quake, centered in the Pacific Ocean about 50 miles west of Eureka, California, happened at 10:18 p.m. PT, the USGS said. The depth was about 10 miles.
- M 5.5 earthquake shakes Japan (RT, Dec 14, 2013):
A magnitude 5.5 earthquake was reported off the eastern coast of Japan’s Chiba prefecture not far from Tokyo. The tremors shook buildings in the capital, witnesses report.
No tsunami warning was issued and no immediate damage reports were available.
The quake epicenter was just 11 kilometers from the prefecture’s capital Asahi and 90 kilometers from Tokyo, USGS reported. It hit at an estimated depth of 36 km.
- AFP: M5.7 quake jolts eastern Japan Tuesday morning — Almost 200 miles deep — Expert: The big danger is water suddenly draining from Fukushima Unit 4 pool after quake or dropped cask (PHOTO) (ENENews, Nov 19, 2013):
AFP, Nov. 19, 2013 at 6:55a JST: M5.7 earthquake jolts eastern Japan [...] on Tuesday morning, seismologists reported. No tsunami alert was issued. The quake struck at around 4:10 a.m. off the eastern Honshu coastline [...] The tremor struck far down at a depth of 332 kilometers, the USGS added. [...]
Japan Meteorological Agency, Nov. 19, 2013:
AP, Nov. 18, 2013: The rods have remained in a pool of cooling water 30 meters (100 feet) above the ground [...] making them vulnerable to another major earthquake. [...] A crane may drop a cask on the ground.
- Tokyo area hit by magnitude 5.5 earthquake (Reuters, Nov 9, 2013):
An earthquake with preliminary magnitude of 5.5 shook eastern Japan, including the capital Tokyo, on Sunday morning, but there were no immediate reports of damage and no irregularities at the wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant.
The Japan Times, Nov 4, 2013: Tepco to conduct fuel removal test at reactor 4 [...] Tokyo Electric Power Co. will conduct a fuel removal test at the No. 4 reactor building of the stricken Fukushima No. 1 power plant, delaying the start of the actual operation by up to two weeks, sources close to the matter said Monday. [...] The test was requested by the Japan Nuclear Energy Safety Organization. [...] It has also urged Tepco to have its work evaluated by a group of Japanese and overseas experts formed by the International Research Institute for Nuclear Decommissioning, a Tokyo-based organization founded by Japanese government agencies, nuclear facility manufacturers and electric power companies.
Kyodo News, Nov. 4, 2013: TEPCO to conduct test for Fukushima No. 4 unit fuel removal [...] The operator of the plant, crippled in the March 2011 quake and tsunami disaster, planned to start removing nuclear fuel from a cooling pool at the reactor building as early as next Friday. The decision comes after a government-affiliated nuclear safety agency called for an initial test operation, including transporting a protective fuel cask from the storage pool to another pool in a different building about 100 meters away for more stable conditions for cooling spent fuel, the sources said. The administrative agency, the Japan Nuclear Energy Safety Organization, has already inspected equipment to be used in the fuel removal work [...]
- Earthquake hits close to Fukushima, tremors felt as far as Tokyo (RT, Nov 3, 2013):
A 5.0 earthquake was registered on Japan’s east cost in a prefecture neighboring Fukushima. It comes as a top Japanese politician called for acknowledgement of the fact that some Fukushima evacuees would never be able to return to the area.
Sunday’s tremors were felt as far away as Tokyo, but no casualties or damage reports were released at the time.
The news comes just ahead of one of the most dangerous nuclear cleanup operations ever attempted. Scheduled to start at the beginning of November, it will involve the careful, manual removal of 400 tons of spent nuclear fuel rods from the plant’s Reactor No. 4 – with an atomic yield greater than the Hiroshima bomb. The long and cumbersome operation will not permit even the slightest tremor, or Japan risks a catastrophe greater than Chernobyl.
- Why are they ‘speeding up’ at Unit 4? — Expert in 2010: Megathrust quake to hit Fukushima ~Nov. 2013… Recurrence interval of 75 years with last rupture Nov. 1938 — Planet’s most powerful type of seismic event — WSJ: Top official concerned quake to destabilize fuel pool (ENENews, Oct 31, 2013):
Wall St. Journal, October 30, 2013 (Emphasis Added): Tepco will remove about 1,300 spent fuel rods and 200 new fuel rods [...] the 4 meter-long rods will be pulled out of the pool at a time, is considered unprecedented in its scale. Shunichi Tanaka, chairman of the Nuclear Regulation Authority, has expressed concerns about the fragile state of the nuclear fuel left in three reactors and the spent fuel pool in the No.4 building. If improperly handled or destabilized by another major earthquake at the site, the fuel could discharge large amounts of radiation into the environment. [...]
- Kyodo, Oct. 2013: “Tepco plans to start removing nuclear fuel from the spent-fuel pool at the top of the reactor 4 building at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 plant as early as Nov. 8, about a week earlier than scheduled“
- Euronews, June 2013: “The Japanese government along with the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) are aiming to speed up the removal of spent fuel rods”
- NHK, Dec. 2012: “Due to concerns over the ability of the destroyed reactor building to withstand earthquake activity as well as emergency operations, TEPCO has decided to speed up operations one year ahead of schedule to remove the spent nuclear fuel”
- 7.3 magnitude earthquake off Japan prompts Fukushima plant evacuation (RT, Oct 25, 2013):
An earthquake of 7.3 magnitude has hit 231 miles (371 kilometers) east of Japan’s Honshu Island with tremors felt in Tokyo. The quake prompted an evacuation at the devastated Fukushima Daiichi plant and sent tsunami fears across 5 prefectures.
The quake struck at a depth of 10 kilometers at 17:10 GMT, 320 kilometers southeast of Ishinomaki in Miyagi Prefecture, according to the US Geological Survey. Strong tremors could be felt on Japan’s main Honshu Island, as well as on the northern island of Hokkaido.
- Dozens dead as magnitude-7.1 earthquake hits the Philippines (CNN, Oct 15, 2013):
CEBU, Philippines (AP) — The death toll from a 7.2-magnitude earthquake that struck the central Philippine island of Bohol on Tuesday rose to 93, as rescuers struggled to reach patients in a collapsed hospital. Centuries-old stone churches crumbled and wide areas were without power.
Bohol police chief Dennis Agustin said 77 of the deaths came from the province. At least 15 others died in nearby Cebu province and another on Siquijor Island.
The quake struck at 8:12 a.m. and was centered about 20 miles below Carmen city, where many small buildings collapsed.
Many roads and bridges were reported damaged, making rescue operations difficult. But historic churches dating from the Spanish colonial period suffered the most. Among them was the country’s oldest, the 16th-century Basilica of the Holy Child in Cebu, which lost its bell tower.
- Death toll in Philippines quake jumps to 93 (USA TODAY, Oct 15, 2013):
A magnitude-7.1 earthquake struck the central Philippines on Tuesday, leaving at least 67 people dead and 164 more injured, and rattling many who were celebrating a religious holiday.The quake, which struck early in the morning, crumbled a number of buildings and sent panicked people streaming into the streets, witnesses said.
The bulk of the casualties — 57 deaths and 104 injuries — came in Bohol province. At least nine were killed in Cebu province and one died in the province of Siquijor, according to a report from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council.