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Major 6.8M earthquake strikes eastern Turkey - At least 20 dead, felt as far south as Tel Aviv- - UPDATE

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© Reuters
On 23 January, a 5.4 magnitude earthquake hit the western Turkish province of Manisa with no people being injured or killed in the incident, according to provincial Governor Ahmet Deniz.

A strong 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck eastern Turkey at 17:55:10 GMT, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported. The epicentre of the earthquake was located 210 kilometres northeast of Gaziantep and 10 kilometres north of Doganyol, Turkey at a depth of two kilometres, according to the centre.

According to the EMSC, the earthquake was felt in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, and Israel.

Comment:

UPDATE 21:15 CET

The death toll has risen to 4, and the quake was reportedly felt in Tel-Aviv, Israel. The damage looks bad. Expect the death toll to rise.

Update: 25th Jan. 09.09 CET

Anadolu Agency reports:
At least 20 people were killed and more than 1,015 injured Friday after a deadly earthquake rattled eastern Turkey, according to authorities.

The 6.8-magnitude quake hit eastern Elazig province at 8.55 p.m. local time, with its epicenter in Sivrice district, along with neighboring provinces and countries including Syria and Georgia.

The Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) said 922 others were injured; 560 in Elazig, 226 in Malatya, 37 in Kahramanmaras, 34 in Sanliurfa, 34 in Diyarbakir, 25 in Adiyaman, 6 in Batman.

Health Minister Fahrettin Koca announced the updated death toll, saying: "We have approximately 30 residents under the wreckage in Elazig."

The search and rescue operations are continuing and the death toll could rise, said Koca.

Update 26 Jan 15:00 CET

24 hours later, a mother and her baby have been rescued from the rubble in Elaziq:





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Shallow M3 earthquake shakes homes of Teeside, UK

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Teesside has been struck by an earthquake of 3.0 magnitude which woke people up and caused homes to shake.

The tremor was felt across Stockton, Billingham, Hartlepool, Wolviston and Middlesbrough just before 06:00 GMT.

People posted on social media to say they heard a rumbling or felt their houses shake. Emergency services said they received calls but there were no reports of damage.

The website Earthquake Track said it was six miles (10km) beneath Stockton.

Comment: Despite the geologist claiming that this is fairly normal because the UK sees these kinds of quakes "three times a year", there have in fact been a significant number more - below are just some recorded in the last year:


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Shallow magnitude 6.2 earthquake strikes near Adak, Alaska - USGS

The location of a magnitude 6.2 earthquake Wednesday night in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands
© Los Angeles Times
The location of a magnitude 6.2 earthquake Wednesday night in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands.
An earthquake with a reviewed magnitude of 6.2 shook west of city of Adak in Alaska on Thursday, according to the US Geological Survey.

The earthquake was recorded at 5:53 a.m. UTC. The quake's epicentre was located 22 kilometres east of the Tanaga volcano, which is part of the Aleutian Islands system. The epicentre lay at a depth of 10 kilometres.

No information was received regarding casualties and destruction. The tsunami threat was not announced.


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Shallow 6.4 earthquake kills one, injures others in China's Xinjiang region

Rescuers check for safety hazards in Jiashi County in Kashgar Prefecture, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, on Monday.

Rescuers check for safety hazards in Jiashi County in Kashgar Prefecture, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, on Monday.
A 6.4-magnitude earthquake has killed one person and slightly injured two others in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, authorities said on Monday.

Authorities have recorded 10 aftershocks above the magnitude of 3, with the highest at 5.2, according to the regional publicity department.

The quake jolted Jiashi County in Kashgar Prefecture in the province's southwest at 9:27pm on Sunday, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center.

The epicenter was monitored at 39.83 degrees north latitude and 77.21 degrees east longitude. The quake struck at a depth of 16 kilometers, the center said in a statement.

The tremor toppled four private stores and 1,084 meters of walls, and caused cracks in more than 1,000 houses and 5,574 meters of walls.


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Magnitude 6.2 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands

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Most important Earthquake Data:

Magnitude : 6.2

Local Time (conversion only below land) : Unknown

GMT/UTC Time : 2020-01-20 06:51:29

Depth (Hypocenter) : 94 km

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Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Papua, Indonesia

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A strong 6.0 magnitude earthquake shook Indonesia's easternmost region of Papua on Sunday, the United States Geological Survey said.

There was no tsunami warning accompanying the quake which struck inland 158 kilometres (98 miles) from the provincial capital Jayapura at a shallow depth of almost 34 kilometers, USGS said.

The Southeast Asian archipelago is one of the most disaster-prone nations on Earth.

In 2018, a 7.5-magnitude quake and a subsequent tsunami in Palu on Sulawesi island left more than 4,300 people dead or missing.

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ANOTHER quake shakes Puerto Rico - 5.9m

Puerto rico earthquake January 2020
© USGS
ShakeMap of the 5.9 magnitude earthquake that struck southwest Puerto Rico on Jan. 11, 2020.
The latest in a series of earthquakes and aftershocks struck off the southwest coast of Puerto Rico just before 9:00 a.m. on Saturday morning.

The center of the 5.9 earthquake is located about 8 miles south of Guanica, Puerto Rico, as reported by the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

There is no threat for a tsunami at this time.

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Shallow 6.3-magnitude earthquake strikes off Russia's Chukotka

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Chukotka is an autonomous region of Russia located in the Far East. A large number of small earthquakes have previously been recorded in the region by seismic authorities.

A 6.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred in Russia's Chukotka region, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre reported. The quake occurred at 8:38 UTC, 416 kilometres southwest of Chukotka's administrative centre Anadyr and 2,891 kilometres from Sapporo, Japan.

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Major quake strikes near Iranian nuclear power plant as Iran launches airstrikes against US bases in Iraq


Comment: Just a coincidence, nothing to worry about!

Or was it?


Iran earthquake Jan 2020
© USGS
The earthquake had a magnitude of 4.9
An earthquake has struck near the Bushehr nuclear power plant on a crucial day for Iran which has seen tensions in the Middle East erupt.

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) said the earthquake struck 10km southeast of Borazjan in Iran with a magnitude of 4.9. The quake also struck at a depth of 10km. Borazjan is a almost a 70km drive away from Bushehr.

The quake struck at 3.19am this morning.

Comment: Hmmm. This could have been the result of some hi-tech response by the 'deep state/Usual Suspects' to Iran's ballsy response to the American assassination of Soleimani... or it could have been the cosmos itself chiming in on the portentous events afoot in that region.


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6.0-magnitude quake hits 131km ENE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea

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A 6.0-magnitude earthquake jolted 131km ENE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea at 19:11:35 GMT on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The epicenter, with a depth of 116.75 km, was initially determined to be at 5.1549 degrees south latitude and 151.2578 degrees east longitude.