A swarm of over 200 earthquakes, measuring 4.0 and under, occurring deep under the Salton Sea began rupturing near Bombay Beach, and continued for more than 24 hours.
The quakes have garnered intense concern among seismologists who noted the seismic events marked only the third time since earthquake sensors were installed there in 1932.
The quakes occurred in one of California’s most seismically complex areas. They hit in a seismic zone just south of where the mighty San Andreas fault ends. It is composed of a web of faults that scientists fear could one day wake up the nearby San Andreas from its long slumber. Continue reading
Countless residents of the Jersey Shore have reported hearing a loud boom, possible two, then felt the ground shake under their feet.
The noise rattled residents at about 1:30 p.m. NJ time and was reported as far north as Lakewood and as far south as Vineland.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, who track earthquakes, there has been no reported earthquake activity. Continue reading
Via Mashable: A bright light that streaked across the night sky in Los Angeles Saturday night had people gasping from Hollywood to Long Beach.
Amazed skywatchers—some as far away as San Clemente and Las Vegas— saw what looked like a blue spotlight and promptly took to social media to freak out. But the light source was far from otherworldly. It was caused by a military exercise off the California coast, a Coast Guard spokesperson told Mashable after receiving a number of frantic calls. The Navy was testing rockets at Point Mugu Naval Air Station.
A Magnitude 7.9 earthquake has struck 71km WNW of Illapel, Chile.
Tsunami warnings to follow.
Data Source AT1
Map showing extent (w,s,e,n) = (-76.9, -36.5, -66.9, -26.5)
31.500°S 71.900°W depth=33.0 km (20.5 mi)
2015-09-16 22:54:26 (UTC)
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71km (44mi) WNW of Illapel, Chile
93km (58mi) WNW of Salamanca, Chile
120km (75mi) SSW of Ovalle, Chile
123km (76mi) NNW of La Ligua, Chile
246km (153mi) NNW of Santiago, Chile
Bobby Brown‘s sister Leolah is outraged over news that broke saying someone is hawking a photo of Bobbi Kristina reportedly laying in her deathbed.
Apparently, the person selling the photo is an extended family member.
Leolah is reacting to reports that someone got into Bobbi Kristina’s room, snapped a photo and is selling it to websites and magazines. Continue reading
A major earthquake has struck off Papua New Guinea and a tsunami warning was issued.
The quake clocked in with a preliminary 7.7 magnitude.
The epicentre of the quake, which hit at 12.48pm, NZT, was near the town of Rabaul in the northeast of Papua New Guinea, The US Geological Survey (USGS) said. Continue reading
Region: OFFSHORE EL SALVADOR
Geographic coordinates: 12.613N, 88.073W
Depth: 70 km
Universal Time (UTC): 14 Oct 2014 03:51:38
Time near the Epicenter: 13 Oct 2014 21:51:39
Earthquake country Oklahoma? You bet ya! Over 40 earthquakes have hit Oklahoma over the past week!
Region: TARAPACA, CHILE Magnitude: 7.8 Continue reading
Region: NEAR THE COAST OF TARAPACA, CHILE MAGNITUDE 8.2 FOLLOWED BY A 6.2 AFTERSHOCK
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