Indonesia Issues Tsunami Warning After 6.8-Mag Quakehttp://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/articl...2D16.DTL&tsp=1Indonesia says it issued a tsunami warning after a powerful quake hit off Papua New Guinea.
The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake had a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 and was centered 325 miles (525 kilometers) northeast of the capital, Port Morseby.
It struck 31 miles (50 kilometers) beneath the ocean floor.
Fauzi, an official with Indonesia's geological agency, says his country issued a tsunami warning after the quake
http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2010/07/28...oregon/?hpt=T2The United States Geological Survey recorded a earthquake with a magnitude of 5.3 off the coast of Oregon at 9:12 a.m. Wednesday, about 80 miles west-northwest of Barview, Oregon, and 197 miles southwest of Portland, Oregon.
The earthquake was about 6.2 miles (10 km) deep, making it a relatively shallow earthquake.
More and more as we get closer to 2012... Crust shifting?
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/...html?tag=stackA powerful earthquake struck waters off of eastern Indonesia on Tuesday, but there were no immediate reports of damage and officials said there was no threat of a tsunami.
The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake had a preliminary magnitude of 6.3 and was centered off Sulawesi island, around 26 miles beneath the ocean floor.
7.2 Earthquake Strikes 215 Miles from Guam Coast
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/...ctionContent.2A magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck about 230 miles off the southern coast of Guam on Saturday morning but many residents didn't even notice.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii said there was no widespread tsunami generated from the shallow quake that occurred at 7:19 a.m. local time.
Brandon Aydlett, a forecaster at the National Weather Service's office in Guam, said nothing was felt in the U.S. territory.
"It was completely unnoticed out here," he said.
Shawn Gumataotao, deputy chief of staff for Gov. Felix Camacho, said there were no immediate reports of damage with many people sleeping through the quake.
Officials in nearby Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, also said there were no reports of damage.
The temblor occurred at a depth of about 3 miles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
Guam is located 3,700 miles southwest of Hawaii.
http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapc...ex.html?hpt=T1A powerful earthquake that struck New Zealand on Saturday caused "a lot of damage," though there are no reports of serious injuries or major damage, an emergency official said.
"It was like a freight train running through the house," said Chris Monroe, operations manager for the New Zealand Fire Service.
The quake had a magnitude of 7.0, down from an initial assessment of 7.4, the U.S. Geological Survey said. It struck about 35 miles from Christchurch, a city of about 386,000 people.
An aftershock with a magnitude of 5.7 struck not far from the epicenter about 20 minutes later, the survey said.
A 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck the Fiji Islands, Wednesday at 4:13 a.m. (12:13 p.m. ET Tuesday), the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
The earthquake struck 100 miles from the city of Labasa on the island of Vanua Levu and roughly 220 miles from the capital of Fiji, Suva, located on the Island of Viti Levu.
The Labasa Police station reported a minute of mild shaking with no immediate reports of damage, said Chief Officer Patemosi Wate of the Police Command Center in the Northern Region of the Fiji Islands.
No tsunami bulletin was issued by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.
For those concerned about keeping Californians earthquake-ready, you could say that "nothing is finer than an earthquake that is minor." A little rattle now and then can keep people on their toes. Trouble is, California has been unusually stable recently.
Experts are certain that won't last.
"Basically, the San Andreas fault is locked and loaded and ready to rumble," said Thomas Jordan, director of the Southern California Earthquake Center.
"As a seismologist, of course, the longer we go without a big earthquake, the more nervous I get," Jordan said. "Because I know that, over time, we have to have earthquakes to relieve all of that energy that's being built up along the plate boundary. So the fact we haven't had an earthquake in this region for so long means that our time is getting due."
New calculations on the San Andreas near Los Angeles show major quakes happen there more frequently than previously believed, and the next one could be as big as magnitude 8.
"An earthquake of magnitude eight would affect the entire Los Angeles region, plus other communities along the fault," said Jordan.
The most recent big earthquake in L.A. was the 1994 Northridge quake. Fifty-seven died.
"It was the largest natural disaster before Katrina that the country had ever seen - $40 billion in direct economic damage," said Jordan.
It was magnitude 6.7. In the kind of math that only seismologists fully understand, a magnitude 8 quake would be many times more powerful.
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/...nt;cbsCarouselThe San Andreas fault brought on the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906. The violent shaking knocked down almost everything standing. The fire that followed ruined much of what was left. It's been estimated that 3,000 people died.
That's the kind of quake - much bigger, much more destructive than the one in 1989 - that seismologists figure could be on its way.
"So we've estimated in the next 30 years, a 63 percent chance - two out of three - that we'll have one or more magnitude six, seven or larger earthquakes," said Schwartz.
Christchurch New Zealand.
Looks like a real tragedy.
Horrible. My thoughts are with all those involved.
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/...html?tag=stackHONOLULU - A small earthquake hit Hawaii on Thursday, with a jolt felt across Honolulu.
The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude 3.6 temblor struck at 2:12 p.m. (0015 GMT Friday), about 12 miles (19 kilometers) deep in the Kaiwi Channel, between the islands of Oahu and Molokai.
There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. No tsunami was generated.
The quake that lasted for several seconds shook homes and people throughout Oahu, from high-rise buildings in downtown Honolulu to the tourist district of Waikiki. People about 160 miles (257 kilometers) away on Maui reported feeling the quake, the USGS said.
Crazy. I had no idea that was show widespread.
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Happened one year to the day!!
A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck Chile on Sunday evening, the U.S. Geological Survey said. It was centered 23 miles south of Concepcion in southern Chile.
There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
The quake, which struck at a depth of 10 miles (16 kilometers), occurred on the one-year anniversary of an 8.8-magnitude temblor that killed 521 people and left thousands homeless in the South American nation.
The stars are singing,
like once before..
all they are bringing,
that is whats in store,
cycling in motion
when oh when
will we all be friends..
http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2011/02/28...kansas/?hpt=T2A 4.7-magnitude earthquake struck central Arkansas just after 11 p.m. Sunday (12 a.m. ET Monday), the United States Geological Survey said.
There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
The quake's epicenter was 37 miles from Little Rock, Arkansas, USGS said.
Is there more earthquakes’ now or are you just more aware of them?
Hundreds of earthquakes’ have been happening every year. I haven’t seen any evidence that we are having more then usual.
Sliding down the banister of life ..........................
The death toll from Thursday's earthquake in southwest China is at least 16, with more than 160 injured, a local official told CNN.
The 5.4-magnitude earthquake hit near the border with Myanmar, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
It collapsed houses in the remote Yingjiang county in Yunnan province, according to a county official who would provide only his surname, Ke -- a common practice among officials.
State media said the quake hit the area shortly before 1 p.m. local time, cutting power and toppling buildings including hotels and schools.
The epicenter was 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) away from the center of Yingjiang county, which has a population of more than 270,000 and is home to several of China's ethnic minorities.