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Earthquake of magnitude 6.4 hits Peru, no immediate reports of injuries or damage

July 18, 2017

"Lima: A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck just off Peru's southern coast on Tuesday, the US Geological Survey said, with no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

The quake hit at approximately 9.05 pm local time with a depth of 44 kilometres.



Tsunami alert as powerful quake hits off Russia’s Kamchatka


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Magnitude 7 earthquake and tsunami strike off Turkish coast terrifying tourists in Rhodes and Bodrum

A POWERFUL earthquake of magnitude 6.9 has struck off the Turkish coast tonight, causing a tsunami flooding hotels on the coast.


The tremor struck at 1.31am local time around 6.4 miles south of Bodrum, Turkey, and 10 miles east of the party island of Kos, Greece.
Eyewitnesses told how sea levels dipped by about a foot before the tsunami struck, followed by mass floods shortly after.


Terrified British holidaymakers in popular Greek resorts Rhodes and Kos described waking up to “swaying” buildings.

Others said they had been told to evacuate their hotels after the quake hit at 10.30pm British time.


The earthquake reportedly happened just 6.2 miles below the seabed.
Turkey is prone to earthquakes because it is located between the Arabian plate and Eurasian plate.


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Biggest earthquake in 2.5 years off the coast of Northern California

Posted By: FrancisDrake [Send E-Mail]
Date: Friday, 28-Jul-2017 20:52:53


This 5.1 magnitude quake off the coast of Eureka California happened at 7:03 p.m. CDT, exactly two-and-a-half years after a magnitude 5.7 quake there at 4:09 p.m. CDT January 28, 2015.



Here is a news report on the January 28, 2015 earthquake:

Source http://www.rumormillnews.com/cgi-bin/forum.cgi?read=80187

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Adelaide SA Oz...Weird tremors.

Frirst one was just a little while ago on 2:12am.

It was very short, weak, yet rattled windows.

The weird thing about it was that I distinctively heard and felt a huge airplane going pass shortly prior to this EQ.

It sounded unusually low throttling, loud one, and I actually felt vibration through the house and body as it went pass.

The time was just after 2am local time.

Our passenger flights closes at 12am.

It means it was military or....something else went pass by.....then this EQ.

Maybe a far shot but somehow my nose is telling me something.

Now at 2:23am, it's happening again, but feels somewhere a bit further away from me.

2:25am, again, rattling move. Somehow it feels rather localised area, not wide spread. WTH....and it's just now that some bird finally reacted to it maybe, and chirped out for a short second.

I tried to check USGS but no info so I sent in the info anyhow...

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Huge earthquake measuring 8.1 strikes off coast of Mexico sparking tsunami warning for EIGHT countries

The tremor hit in the Pacific Ocean near the border of Mexico and Guatemala

  • 06:29, 8 SEP 2017
  • UPDATED06:48, 8 SEP 2017

An 8.1 magnitude earthquake has been detected off the coast of southern Mexico.

The massive tremor hit in the Pacific Ocean near the border of Mexico and Guatemala.

The aftershock was felt as far away as Mexico City.

People said the shock lasted as long as 90 seconds and caused office workers to flee their buildings.

The quake hit around 70 miles from the west coast of Mexico, near Tres Picos in the state of Chiapas.

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Widespread, hazardous tsunami waves are possible within the next three hours, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said.

Countries at risk include Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, Honduras and Ecuador.

The Warning Center later said the tsunami waves are expected to be between 1 and 3 metres high.


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A strange EQ: Jpn---10 km depth

Today is 9-9-2017 and we are highly monitoring what Nth K does, for it's known to others that KJU tends to blast missiles on these important dates for Nth K.

But I think Nth K was rather worried if the USA was gonna drop bombs over them today instead.

Well, CHANIties, on such day, this weird ARTIFICIAL looking EQ happened in the Middle of Nth K side of Jpn.

IDK what to take of it but I got fully alarmed that this happened in the middle of the country, not near the shore/underwater.

There's a nasty fault line that can split Jpn into 3~4 bits. I truly hope the Cabal is NOT intending to cause the ripping..................


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Idaho experiences “earthquake swarm” – now increasing each day

An “earthquake swarm” in Southeast Idaho has caused more than 200 tremors to rock the area since it began on Sep. 2.

It looked like the earthquakes were ending, or at least slowing down, on Thursday and Friday. But on Saturday, Idahoans experienced a series of 19 quakes, with 34 more that followed on Sunday, bringing the earthquake total since the swarm began to 204 quakes.


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6.1 Earthquake Off New Zealand Follows 7.1 Quake near Mexico City — 119 Dead

Jim Hoft   Sept. 19/20, 2017

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck off of New Zealand on Tuesday night (Wednesday morning local time).

This was the second quake today on the “Ring of Fire” zone in the Pacific Ocean.


snip  further info on both quakes, video, tweets


Tx Reddwolf

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Scientists say recent quake swarm at Rainier is not unusual

Sept. 20, 2017   Sandi Doughton

"More than 20 small quakes have struck under the volcano in the past week, a rate that’s higher than usual but not unprecedented.

Nearly two dozen small earthquakes have rattled Mount Rainier over the past week, but seismologists say there’s no cause for worry.

“In the past, these swarms last a couple of days to a week or so and then die out,” said Paul Bodin, of the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network at the University of Washington.

The first of the 23 quakes struck on Sept. 11 near the volcano’s summit. The largest of the quakes registered magnitude 1.6.

The top map shows the location of historical earthquakes at Mount Rainier, with the recent quakes in red. Seismic stations are marked by arrows. The cross-section below shows the depth of the quakes. (Source: USGS)

The top map shows the location of historical earthquakes at Mount Rainier, with the recent quakes in red. Seismic stations are marked by arrows. The cross-section below shows the depth of the quakes. (Source: USGS)



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Powerful 6.2 magnitude earthquake strikes off the coast of Japan near Fukushima

Sept. 20, 2017  Gareth Davies

"A powerful 6.2 magnitude earthquake has struck off the coast of Japan near Fukushima.
Details of the extent of the damage have not yet emerged regarding the quake which hit 281km South East of Kamaishi. 
The depth of the earthquake, which struck at 2.37am local time, was measured at 10km.

A similar earthquake back in 2011 killed 15,894 people and injured 10 more when a tsunami, landslides and fires broke out as a result.
But experts are predicting today's quake should pass by without causing any harm.
In June, five workers at a nuclear research facility in east Japan were exposed to radioactive material on Tuesday after a bag that contained it burst, the plant's state-run operator said.
Japan's nuclear industry has been in tatters in the wake of the Fukushima disaster in 2011, with parts of the public deeply skeptical about the safety of atomic energy."



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Weird ‘breathing’ road seen in creepy footage terrifies locals in the aftermath of Mexico’s deadly earthquake

The tarmac cracks and heaves as the quake strikes as if pushed by the lungs of the earth

Sept 21/22, 2017


 "A ROAD in Mexico has been caught still moving - as “if it was breathing” - in the wake of the devastating 7.1 magnitude earthquake that ripped through the country's capital.

The cracked tarmac in Morelos is shown moving up and down as if being pushed by the mighty lungs of the earth."




Earthquake WARNING: Major tremor in California ‘INEVITABLE’ after ‘unusual’ quake chain

Joshua Nevett     Sept. 22, 2017

snip   video

 A FREAK spate of deadly earthquakes that rattled several regions in the Pacific has sparked fears California could be next. 

"A series of powerful quakes struck countries in a tremor danger zone known as the Ring of Fire this week

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake devastated Mexico, killing at least 273, on Tuesday followed by ruptures in New Zealand on Wednesday and Japan, Vanuatu and Indonesia on Thursday.

Up to 81% of the world’s worst earthquakes occur in the Ring of Fire, United States Geological Survey figures show.

But baffled scientists have been left stunned by the “unusual” frequency of the quakes – leading to concerns California could be in danger."



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New Earthquake Strikes Mexico City, Halting Relief Efforts

A powerful earthquake hit Mexico City on Saturday, temporarily stopping relief efforts from a deadly quake that rocked Mexico’s capital city earlier this week.

Saturday’s 6.1 magnitude earthquake was an aftershock of the 8.1-magnitude earthquake that took place on Sept. 7 off Mexico’s eastern coast. About 60 people died as a result of damage from that earthquake. Saturday’s quake, which took place at about 8 a.m., was initially reported to have a magnitude of 6.2.

Quake alarms sounded in Mexico City and officials ordered workers out of swaying buildings.



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For INFO only, a couple of these I hadn't heard about.

Beyond San Andreas: 5 Scariest Fault Lines in the U.S.

"If you saw the Warner Bros. disaster movie, San Andreas, then you know all about the infamous California fault line and its potential for causing chaos. But why does the San Andreas Fault get all the attention in movieland? Contrary to popular belief, this isn’t the only fault system threatening imminent disaster.

Check out these 5 scary seismic zones that are just as nerve-racking as the San Andreas Fault.


1. The Cascadia Subduction Zone

By the time Lewis and Clark arrived on the West Coast in 1805, it had been 105 years since the Cascadia Subduction Zone last ruptured, sending a large portion of the Pacific Ocean roaring toward the coast. The few remaining Native Americans in the area spoke of the earth shaking and ocean rising to consume the land. Many tribes even left the region permanently. However, it wasn’t until the discovery of the Cascadia Fault in the 1960s that modern settlers truly understood the dangers they faced.

Running 680 miles along the Pacific Northwest coastline, the Cascadia Fault directly threatens 3 major metropolitan areas (Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver). With Cascadia capable of producing a magnitude  magnitude 9.0 or 10.0 earthquake, the Pacific Northwest may soon face shaking (16 times more powerful than San Francisco’s devastating 1906 earthquake) lasting 4 minutes and delivering a mighty tsunami of unimaginable proportions.

2. The New Madrid Seismic Zone

It’s not just the West Coast that needs to watch out for tectonic obliteration. The New Madrid Seismic Zone spans southeastern Missouri, northeastern Arkansas, western Tennessee, western Kentucky, and southern Illinois. It’s the most active earthquake zone east of the Rocky Mountains.

Between 1811 and 1812, this zone experienced some of the largest quakes in history. And although they originated in the Mississippi Valley, they rang church bells in Boston and shook New York City — over 1,000 miles away! Even then-President James Madison and his wife Dolley reportedly felt shaking at the White House.

After one particularly large rupture in the fault, the mighty Mississippi River was forced to run backward for several hours, devastating acres of forest and creating 2 temporary waterfalls. Fortunately the Mississippi Valley was sparsely populated back then. Today millions of people live in densely populated urban areas like St. Louis and Memphis, making this zone one of the biggest concerns for the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

3. The Ramapo Seismic Zone

In 1884, Brooklyn was rattled by an earthquake originating near the  Ramapo Fault System . Toppling chimneys in New York City and felt as far away as Maine and Virginia, the magnitude 5.2 earthquake was a sudden wake-up call for settlers in the region.
Running through Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York, the Ramapo has remained quiet for about 200 years. While studies have shown that a quake greater than 5.0 to 5.5 in magnitude is unlikely, urbanization in the tristate region leaves the area extremely vulnerable.

A mid-magnitude earthquake in the right (or worst) place could cause devastating damage. One of the faults in the Ramapo system even crosses New York City around 125th Street. A magnitude 5.0 rupture lasting more than a minute or 2 could cause intense structural damage to numerous Manhattan skyscrapers, most of which are not designed to withstand such tectonic activity.

4. The Hayward Fault

This very unstable fault in California has been threatening the San Francisco Bay Area for generations. It’s capable of producing quakes ranging from 7.0 to 8.0 in magnitude. The last major movement along the Hayward Fault occurred on October 21, 1868, virtually destroying downtown Hayward. In fact, it was considered the “great earthquake” until the San Andreas Fault tore San Francisco apart 38 years later.

Running for nearly 74 miles through cities including Fremont, Hayward, Oakland, Berkeley, and Richmond, the Hayward Fault has the potential to wreak more havoc than most California faults. Over 2.4 million people live within close proximity to the fault today, not to mention the key infrastructure developments (including a major public transit system and the Caldecott Tunnel) that run precariously through the fault.

5. The Denali Fault System

If we’re talking sheer magnitude, the largest recorded earthquake on North American soil hit Alaska on November 3, 2002. Starting on the Susitna Glacier Thrust Fault, the rupture raced along the Denali Fault System and continued 220 kilometers until it reached the Totschunda Fault, rattling 70 more kilometers.

The estimated magnitude of this earthquake ranged from 7.0 to 7.9 with a surface wave magnitude of close to 8.5. This almighty quake caused extensive damage to the transportation systems in central Alaska. Multiple landslides and rock avalanches occurred in the Alaska Range and Black Rapids Glacier. This event was literally felt across the nation, even causing waves in pools and lakes in Texas and Louisiana!

Related: Are you living in a natural disaster zone? Find out what you need to know, and how to be prepared for what nature throws your way


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Tibet, M6.9, 300km away from Lasa



From China based news release:

"A strong intensity earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale hit Tibet's Nyingchi prefecture, located close to Arunachal Pradesh border, in the early hours of today.

The quake struck at 6:34 am (Beijing time), according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC).

The quake struck at a depth of about 10 km, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. It was followed by 5-magnitude earthquake at 8:31 am (Beijing time) around the same place in the Tibet Autonomous Region.

The second quake struck at a depth of about 6 km. Reports of any casualties and damage are awaited."

A picture from today's EQ here: http://www.sankei.com/world/photos/171118/wor1711180022-p1.html


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