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Earthquake Magnitude 4.7 - Mariana Islands Region

Magnitude 4.7
Date-Time

* Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at 00:50:34 UTC
* Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at 10:50:34 AM at epicenter
* Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location 21.892°N, 143.104°E
Depth 242.9 km (150.9 miles)
Region MARIANA ISLANDS REGION
Distances 239 km (148 miles) NW of Farallon de Pajaros, N. Mariana Islands
368 km (228 miles) SSE of Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands, Japan
790 km (490 miles) NNW of SAIPAN, Northern Mariana Islands
1563 km (971 miles) SSE of TOKYO, Japan
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 19.2 km (11.9 miles); depth +/- 2.7 km (1.7 miles)
Parameters NST=106, Nph=106, Dmin=584.4 km, Rmss=0.59 sec, Gp= 61°,
M-type=body wave magnitude (Mb), Version=8

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US: Earthquake Magnitude 2.6 - Southern Alaska

Magnitude 2.6
Date-Time

* Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at 02:33:31 UTC
* Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at 06:33:31 PM at epicenter

Location 59.757°N, 153.199°W
Depth 136.8 km (85.0 miles)
Region SOUTHERN ALASKA
Distances

* 52 km (32 miles) E (93°) from Pedro Bay, AK
* 79 km (49 miles) ENE (71°) from Pope-Vannoy Landing, AK
* 79 km (49 miles) SE (129°) from Port Alsworth, AK
* 247 km (153 miles) SW (231°) from Anchorage, AK

Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 0.6 km (0.4 miles); depth +/- 0.2 km (0.1 miles)
Parameters NST= 38, Nph= 0, Dmin=11.7 km, Rmss=0.69 sec, Gp= 94°,
M-type=local magnitude (ML), Version=1

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Southern Mid-Atlantic Ridge - Earthquake Magnitude 6.0

Mid-Atlantic Quake_220311
© USGS
Earthquake Location
Date-Time:
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at 13:31:29 UTC

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at 12:31:29 PM at epicenter

Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location:
33.106°S, 16.027°W

Depth:
14.5 km (9.0 miles)

Region:
SOUTHERN MID-ATLANTIC RIDGE

Distances:
553 km (343 miles) NW of Tristan da Cunha

1917 km (1191 miles) SE of Ilha da Trindade, Espirito Santo, Brazil

3187 km (1980 miles) W of Cape Town, South Africa

3447 km (2141 miles) WSW of WINDHOEK, Namibia

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5.7 magnitude earthquake in Kashmir

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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir's summer capital Srinagar and other parts of the valley were jolted by a 5.7-magnitude earthquake on Monday afternoon, an official said.

Sonam Lotus, the director of the local weather office, said: 'An earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale hit Srinagar and other parts of the valley at 3.19 p.m.

'The quake was of moderate intensity with its epicentre in the Hindukush region at latitude 36.5 degrees north and longitude 17.9 degrees east,' she said.

The tremors were felt by residents of Srinagar, but no loss of life or property has been reported so far.

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Small quake hits Southern Finland

Finland Tremor
© YLE Uutisgrafiikka
Map showing area affected by minor tremor.

Finland's Institute of Seismology at the University of Helsinki confirmed that a 2.6 magnitude quake had struck the area. Institute Director Pekka Heikkinen said that quakes of tremors of this magnitude are unusual in southern Finland. He noted they only usually occur a few times annually. Around 30 small earth tremors in Finland are usually detected in northern parts of the country.

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2010 Extreme Weather: Deadliest Year In A Generation

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This was the year the Earth struck back.

Earthquakes, heat waves, floods, volcanoes, super typhoons, blizzards, landslides and droughts killed at least a quarter million people in 2010 - the deadliest year in more than a generation. More people were killed worldwide by natural disasters this year than have been killed in terrorism attacks in the past 40 years combined.

"It just seemed like it was back-to-back and it came in waves," said Craig Fugate, who heads the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency. It handled a record number of disasters in 2010.

"The term '100-year event' really lost its meaning this year."

And we have ourselves to blame most of the time, scientists and disaster experts say.


Comment: Interesting how the blame is assigned to those who are struggling daily with the effects of psychopathy at the top (including scientific establishment), and with the influence of those who are in fact responsible for the negligence, mediocrity, political manipulations and lies so prevalent in our nowadays society.


Even though many catastrophes have the ring of random chance, the hand of man made this a particularly deadly, costly, extreme and weird year for everything from wild weather to earthquakes.

Poor construction and development practices conspire to make earthquakes more deadly than they need be. More people live in poverty in vulnerable buildings in crowded cities. That means that when the ground shakes, the river breaches, or the tropical cyclone hits, more people die.

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6.5 Quake Strikes Sea Floor NW of Vanuatu

Sydney - A magnitude 6.5 earthquake has struck the sea floor northwest of the Vanuatu capital of Port Vila, according to a notice from the U.S. Geological Survey, adding to jitters over tremors in the region following the quake that has devastated parts of Japan.

The notice said the earthquake, at 1:48 p.m. local time, had an epicenter 35 kilometers down, with coordinates 17.5 degrees south and 167.6 degrees east. The location is 77 kilometers northwest of Port Vila, close enough to pose some threat of a tsunami, the USGS said.

"No destructive widespread tsunami threat exists based on historical earthquake and tsunami data. However, earthquakes of this size sometimes generate local tsunamis that can be destructive along coasts located within 100km of the earthquake epicenter," the USGS said in a statement.

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Four quakes measuring 5 points occur east of Honshu

Vladivostok, March 17 (Itar-Tass) - There were four earthquakes with magnitudes 5.0 and above at the eastern coast of the Japanese island of Honshu on Thursday morning. The earth shocks' focuses were at depths from 20 to 39 kilometres, said the US Geological Survey.

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Japan: Tohoku Earthquake Shaking Intensity

Japan Quake Zone
© Earth Observatory, NASA
NASA Earth Observatory Image by Jesse Allen and Robert Simmon, using data from the USGS Earthquakes Hazard Program and Oak Ridge National Laboratory Geographic Information Science and Technology.
On March 11, 2011, the largest earthquake in Japan's modern history struck off the northeast coast, about 130 kilometers (81 miles) east of the mainland region of Tohoku. Initially categorized as magnitude 8.9, the quake was later revised upward to magnitude 9.0 by the Japanese Meteorological Agency (JMA) and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The event shook buildings and damaged infrastructure hundreds of kilometers away. Closer to the main shock, coastal regions were devastated by the quake and the resulting tsunami.

This map shows the ground motion and shaking intensity from the earthquake at dozens of locations across Japan. Each circle represents an estimate of shaking as recorded by the USGS, in conjunction with regional seismic networks. Shades of pale yellow represent the lowest intensity and deep red represents high intensity. The ground shaking data is overlaid on a map of population density provided by Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

A shaking intensity of VI is considered "strong" and can produce "light damage," while a IX on the scale is described as "violent" and likely to produce "heavy damage." The pattern of shaking appears to run parallel to the offshore subduction trench, with the intensity decreasing more from east to west, as opposed to north and south. Ground motion also seems to be more intense in coastal and riverine areas, where settlements are built on softer sediments and less bedrock.

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40ft Section Of California Highway Falls Into Pacific Ocean

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Part of the highway that fell into the Pacific ocean on March 16th 2011
A stretch of California's coastal highway is closed to traffic indefinitely after a chunk of the road fell into the Pacific Ocean.

State transportation workers are scrambling to repair Highway 1 in Monterey County near Rocky Creek Bridge.

A 40-foot section of the two-lane highway crumbled just after 5 p.m. Wednesday following several days of rainy weather. All of the southbound lane is gone, and the soil under the northbound lane also is giving way.

The California Highway Patrol says no one was injured in the slide.

It's not immediately clear what caused the slide or how long the highway will be closed.


Comment: If people in the California area are not awake enough to take these VERY strong indicators that the West Coast of the USA is next in line for a major quake then what can ANYONE do to help them?