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Earth Shakes

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Shockwave
Asia Times • Sat 2018 Sep 29, 11:25am

…hundreds already confirmed dead after a powerful earthquake sent a tsunami barreling into the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Friday. …official death toll at 384 by Saturday afternoon, all of them in the tsunami-struck city of Palu, but warned the toll was likely to rise. …many bodies still lay on the ground near the shore, the day after tsunami waves of 1.5 meters, or five feet, hit the shore. …tsunami was triggered by a 7.5-magnitude earthquake that sent buildings crumbling…

Volcano
Cheyanne MacDonald, Daily Mail (UK) • Tue 2018 Feb 20, 12:04pm

A new swarm of earthquakes has cropped up at the Yellowstone supervolcano, with more than 200 small temblors detected in the last 10 days alone. …But for now, scientists say there’s no reason to worry.…

Worry.
Earthquake
Sarah Dean, Chris Summers, Mail (UK) • Thu 2016 Oct 27, 12:26pm

The first earthquake, measuring 5.4, hit central northern Italy at 7.10pm local time
The second devastating quake - measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale - followed two hours later
The epicentre was in countryside 80 miles from Rome and historic buildings were felt shaking in the capital…

Earthquake
Fox News / AP • Thu 2016 Sep 8, 10:09am

…The earthquake centered in northeast Oklahoma on Saturday was upgraded to magnitude 5.8 by the U.S. Geological Survey on Wednesday, making it the most powerful earthquake ever recorded in the state.…

News9 • Sat 2016 Sep 3, 8:13am

OKLAHOMA COUNTY, Oklahoma -
Residents across the state were rocked awake Saturday morning after an earthquake struck in Central Oklahoma.

Around 7:00 a.m., a 5.6 magnitude earthquake shook and several residents and along with our staff began going to social media in response.…

Got me up and out of bed, by golly! Sounded like a train in the driveway.
Earthquake
Fox News • Wed 2016 Aug 24, 9:36pm

At least 159 dead, 368 others hurt as strong earthquake rocks central Italy… hundreds of others were injured… destroyed a cluster of small mountain villages…

Earthquake
Peter Brannen, The Atlantic • Sat 2016 Jun 25, 2:18pm

Is Middle America Due For a Huge Earthquake?
In the early 19th century, a series of massive quakes rocked Missouri. Some experts predict that the state could be in for another round of violent shaking, while others warn that a big quake could strike elsewhere in the center of the continent.…

Volcano
Sputnik News • Tue 2016 Apr 19, 7:41pm

The Popocatépetl volcano in Mexico erupted overnight, sending lava flying as far as a mile away from the mountain… There are approximately 25 million people who live within 62 miles, or 100 kilometers, of the active volcano.…

Video
Earthquake
Blazing Cat Fur • Tue 2016 Apr 19, 2:13pm
Videos of aftermath in Japan, as it happened in Ecuador
Volcano
Michael Snyder, DC Clothesline • Mon 2016 Apr 18, 3:02pm

… volcanic activity all over the planet is rising. 38 volcanoes are erupting at the moment, and it seems like we hear about another new eruption almost every day now.

But let us hope that Yellowstone does not erupt any time soon.…

Signs point to maybe or maybe not, but still good for clickbait.
Earthquake
Corey Charlton, Mail (UK) • Mon 2016 Apr 18, 10:21am

A series of powerful earthquakes which struck Asia and South America in the past week could be followed by a 'mega' quake in the near future, a scientist has claimed.…

Or, not. Nobody can really say.
Earthquake
Breitbart News • Sun 2016 Apr 17, 7:09pm

The strongest earthquake to hit Ecuador in decades flattened buildings and buckled highways along its Pacific coast… at least 77 people were killed, over 570 injured… damage stretched for hundreds of miles to the capital and other major cities.… magnitude-7.8 quake was centered on Ecuador’s sparsely populated fishing ports and tourist beaches, 170 kilometers (105 miles) northwest of Quito, the capital.…

Volcano
MSN / AP • Mon 2016 Mar 28, 9:04pm

A remote and active volcano on Alaska's Aleutian Islands erupted, sending ash 20,000 feet into the air, scientists said.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the Pavlof Volcano, which is about 600 miles southwest of Anchorage and roughly 40 miles from the nearest community, erupted Sunday at 4:18 p.m. local time. Alaska State Troopers could not immediately say if there were any reports of injuries.…

Earthquake
Darcy Jackson, KJRH • Fri 2016 Jan 8, 9:35am

Thousands of Oklahomans were rocked by several strong earthquakes late Wednesday and early Thursday.

Overall, nearly twenty have been recorded in the past 24 hours.

They weren't just frequent, they were strong, too. Now, several people are wondering what could be next to come.…

And to think, when I moved back here, I was thinking all I'd really have to worry about is drought and tornadoes!
Okla Flagearthquake
Leslie Rangel, KFOR • Tue 2015 Nov 24, 1:42pm

…This year, more than 5, 000 earthquakes have been recorded and studied in our state. Residents have become accustomed to the little shaking, rattling and rolling. However, experts say earthquakes in Oklahoma will likely increase in magnitude over time. Now, research said it's only a matter of time before we get a big one that will change life for those of us living here.…

Perhaps. Not exactly the same conditions as, say, California, or the Juan de Fuca situation off the NW coast. Unless the Madrid "drift" theory is correct, in which case, look out!
Earthquake
Fox News / AP • Thu 2015 Sep 17, 6:46am

A major earthquake just offshore rattled Chileans, killing five people and shaking the Earth so strongly the tremor was felt in places across South America. …several coastal towns… saw flooding from small tsunami waves…

Earthquake
Mark Prigg, Daily Mail • Wed 2015 Jul 1, 7:09am

Indicates Newport-Inglewood fault more important than previously thought
Risk in the next 30 years of 'big one' increased from about 4.7% to 7.0%
However, study says risk of smaller quakes has actually gone down

Earthquake
Fox News • Tue 2015 May 12, 9:59am

At least 42 people were killed Tuesday and 1,117 have been injured after a major earthquake struck Nepal, triggering landslides and toppling buildings less than three weeks after the Himalayan nation was ravaged by its worst quake in decades.

Tuesday's magnitude-7.3 earthquake was centered near the Chinese border between Nepal's capital, Kathmandu, and Mt. Everest. It was followed closely by at least five aftershocks measuring from magnitude-5.6 to magnitude-6.3. …

Earthquake
BBC • Sat 2015 Apr 25, 9:04am

At least 876 people are known to have died in a powerful earthquake in Nepal, with many more feared trapped under rubble, officials say. The 7.8 magnitude quake struck an area between the capital, Kathmandu, and the city of Pokhara… Tremors were felt across the region, with further loss of life in India, Bangladesh, Tibet and on Mount Everest.…

Earthquake
Jörg Luyken, The Local, Germany • Fri 2015 Mar 6, 9:03pm

…8,000 fans at a concert in Leipzig jumped so energetically that they set off a "mini-earthquake".… strong enough to rip the wall paper in houses in the Waldstrassen neighbourhood. …Geophysical Observatory in nearby Collm was alerted.…

Zain Shauk / Bloomberg News • Mon 2014 Jul 7, 5:52pm

Holland, Oklahoma’s seismology chief, is determined to find the cause of an unprecedented earthquake epidemic in the state. And he suspects pumping wastewater from oil and gas drilling back into the Earth has a lot to do with it.

“If my research takes me to the point where we determine the safest thing to do is to shut down injection -- and consequently production -- in large portions of the state, then that’s what we have to do,” Holland said. “That’s for the politicians and the regulators to work out.”

[Of course, confirmation bias could not be possible when he's looking for confirmation of his theory.]

Andrea Mustain, Business Insider • Thu 2012 Sep 27, 12:38pm

The evidence suggests that the Indo-Australian plate began to be ripped apart between 8 million and 10 million years ago. The 2012 earthquake is just one of many that have likely ripped along the same region since this process began.

After millions more years of similar earthquakes, the ruptures will begin to favor a particular path, giving rise to a new plate boundary, and separating today's existing plate into two.

Delescluse said that the singular earthquake measured in 2012 offers a glimpse of this process in unprecedented detail.

Seism
Crystal Gammon, MSNBC • Thu 2012 Apr 26, 6:13pm

Now add to that three more potentially dangerous faults in the Bellingham Basin, a tectonically active area along the coast of Washington, near the Canadian border. A team of researchers has discovered active tectonic faults in this region nearly 40 miles (60 kilometers) north of any previously known faults. ... capable of triggering magnitude-6.0 to -6.5 earthquakes ... "...if they ruptured again along their entire length, some of that rupture would be out in the water, and there might be a tsunami hazard related to that...."

Greg Seaby, CNN • Sat 2012 Mar 17, 4:49pm

The Washington Monument, which is slated for repairs after it was damaged in an earthquake last year, appears to be sinking, according to preliminary data collected by the National Geodetic Survey.

nytimes.com • Fri 2011 Aug 26, 9:56am

EarthquakeThe earthquake Tuesday in the Eastern United States was felt at 13 locations with nuclear power plants, from North Carolina to Michigan, but reactors shut down at only one, North Anna in Virginia, 10 miles from the epicenter. There was no damage to nuclear systems at any of the sites, according to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. [And we believe them! They're from the government!]

cnn.com • Fri 2011 Aug 26, 9:56am

EarthquakeThe Federal Communications Commission says it is looking into the failures of cell phone service that occurred Tuesday afternoon after the East Coast earthquake. For as long as an hour after the quake, wireless customers in Washington and elsewhere reported being unable to get calls through. Jamie Barnett, chief of the FCC's Public Safety & Homeland Security Bureau, said that when the cell phone networks get overloaded by call volume, crucial calls might fail to go through. "We were very concerned with the fact that 9-1-1 calls were also congested," he said. "We want to make sure that people who need emergency help are able to get it."

huffingtonpost.com • Fri 2011 Aug 26, 9:55am

EarthquakeShortly after the rare 5.8 earthquake in Virginia rattled Washington D.C. Tuesday, a Park Service spokesman said there was "absolutely no damage" to the Washington Monument. A more thorough assessment discovered a crack in the landmark. Not long after, additional damage was found, including three or four "significant" cracks. The monument has been closed indefinitely for further inspection and repairs, which will take at least a few weeks

reuters.com • Tue 2011 Aug 2, 12:07pm

EarthquakePeople in a vast seismic zone in the southern and midwestern United States would face catastrophic damage if a major earthquake struck there and should ensure that builders keep that risk in mind, a government report said on Thursday. The Federal Emergency Management Agency said if earthquakes strike in what geologists define as the New Madrid Seismic Zone, they would cause "the highest economic losses due to a natural disaster in the United States."

theatlanticwire.com • Fri 2011 Jul 8, 6:16pm

EarthquakeIt's been one of the mysteries of Japan's ongoing nuclear disaster: How much of the damage did the March 11 earthquake inflict on Fukushima Daiichi's reactors in the 40 minutes before the devastating tsunami arrived? The stakes are high: If the quake alone structurally compromised the plant and the safety of its nuclear fuel, then every other similar reactor in Japan is at risk. "I personally saw pipes that came apart and I assume that there were many more that had been broken throughout the plant. There's no doubt that the earthquake did a lot of damage inside the plant. There were definitely leaking pipes, but we don't know which pipes — that has to be investigated. I also saw that part of the wall of the turbine building for Unit 1 had come away. That crack might have affected the reactor."

ibtimes.com • Sat 2011 May 21, 7:45am

EarthquakeIt's been more than two months since 8.9 magnitude earthquakes struck Japan and took a toll on Japanese people and crippled the economy. Various relief measures are underway at various stages to restore normalcy in the ravaged island nation with aid flowing in from various quarters and volunteers pledging their support to restore the lives.

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