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
A magnitude 3.7 earthquake has struck near Daytona Beach, Florida, says the U.S. Geological Survey.
The quake, which was centered about 100 miles off the coast, was a rare occurrence for the region, reported the USGS.
Florida is not considered to be a state that is subject to earthquakes and only several minor shocks have occurred in the state. Continue reading
A magnitude 7.0 earthquake has hit Japan just a day after another major earthquake rocked the region.
Here are the affected and nearby areas.
- 1.0 km (0.6 mi) WSW of Kumamoto-shi, Japan
- 12.0 km (7.5 mi) NNE of Uto, Japan
- 13.0 km (8.1 mi) SSE of Ueki, Japan
- 15.0 km (9.3 mi) NNE of Matsubase, Japan
- 631.0 km (392.1 mi) SSE of Seoul, South Korea
At least 19 houses collapsed and an unknown number of people are still trapped in the rubble Thursday night, after a magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck southern Japan late Thursday.
The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude-6.2 quake struck near Ueki, Japan. Aftershocks are still rocking the affected area shortly afterward.
The National Police Agency reported 12 injuries. Several fires also broke out in the town of Mashiki, Japanese broadcaster NHK said. Continue reading
A 4.3-magnitude earthquake hit 22 miles east, north east of Lucerne Valley on Friday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
The quake struck at 10:13 p.m. and had a depth of 1.5 miles. The temblor was first reported as a magnitude-4.4 but was revised soon after.
Eyewitness News viewers in Victorville, Apple Valley, Joshua Tree, Big Bear and Yucaipa reported feeling the quake. Continue reading
They don’t know where and they don’t know when, but “line watchers” (as they call themselves,) know one thing for sure, there’s a heck of alot of seismic activity in california right now.
The following photo depicts a live stream Seismograph, aka a Richter Scale, stationed in the basement of the southland offices of LA news station ABC7. As you can plainly see, the tremors have been hitting one after another for about the past 20 hours or so.
Although it’s no guarantee that a larger earthquake is getting ready to strike, the increased seismic activity does succeed at rattling nerves. 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
Country singer Craig Strickland and his friend Chase Morland went duck hunting during a winter storm in northern Oklahoma over the weekend, Morland sent what is now a prophetic tweet. “In case we don’t come back, @BackroadCRAIG and I are going right through Winter Storm Goliath to kill ducks in Oklahoma. #IntoTheStorm,” Morland tweeted late Saturday.
Morland was located dead days later, and searchers are looking for Strickland, 29, in Oklahoma’s Kaw Lake, where their boat purportedly overturned. Some good news did come today as the singer’s dog was found alive.
While the search for Strickland continues after he went missing during a duck hunting trip that claimed the life of his friend Chase Morland, Strickland’s family is taking a little bit of comfort in the fact that his beloved black lab Sam, who was also on the trip, was found safe and sound, walking the bank of the Arkansas river. Continue reading
California is currently recording hundreds of small earthquakes that can be seen occurring now on a live seismograph maintained by local Los Angeles news station, ABC7.
The micro-earthquakes are so frequent, someone at the station posted a Post It note to the revolving machine informing viewers that the “gain” had not been increased.
The post it reads, “Season Greetings! No Gain Change!”
Magnitude 8.3 – 55km W of Illapel, Chile
Tsunami Warning Center message to follow:
TSUNAMI MESSAGE NUMBER 1
NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
108 PM HST WED SEP 16 2015 Continue reading