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US: Earthquake Magnitude 4.2 - Missouri

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© USGS
Date-Time:
Tuesday, June 07, 2011 at 08:10:34 UTC
Tuesday, June 07, 2011 at 03:10:34 AM at epicenter

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Location:
38.121°N, 90.933°W

Depth:
5.1 km (3.2 miles)

Region:
MISSOURI

Distances:
18 km (11 miles) SE (137°) from Miramiguoa Park, MO
23 km (14 miles) ESE (116°) from Sullivan, MO
24 km (15 miles) NNW (327°) from Potosi, MO
48 km (30 miles) S (172°) from Washington, MO
82 km (51 miles) SW (227°) from St. Louis, MO

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New Zealand: Earthquake Magnitude 5.0 - Christchurch

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© USGS
Date-Time:
Sunday, June 05, 2011 at 21:09:55 UTC

Monday, June 06, 2011 at 09:09:55 AM at epicenter

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Location:
43.570°S, 172.391°E

Depth:
3.8 km (2.4 miles) (poorly constrained)

Region:
SOUTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND

Distances:
22 km (13 miles) W of Christchurch, New Zealand

212 km (131 miles) SSE of Westport, New Zealand

296 km (183 miles) NNE of Dunedin, New Zealand

320 km (198 miles) SW of WELLINGTON, New Zealand

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Something Strange With Volcano Eruption in Chile

Puyehue volcano erupts
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Puyehue volcano erupts in southern Chile, June, 2011
What appears to be an enormous ash cloud rising from the eruption of a long dormant volcano named Puyehuein southern Chile on June 4, 2011, isn't quite matching up with the location of the recorded earthquakes today in the immediate area.

"The Cordon Caulle (volcanic range) has entered an eruptive process, with an explosion resulting in a 10-kilometer-high gas column," Chilean state emergency office said.

The thing is, for some unknown reason, as of this writing, eight earthquakes near magnitude 5 have shook the earth near the Puyehue volcano. The problem is, the earthquakes are located 20 to 40 miles away from the eruption! Very Strange Indeed.

There's something brewing quite a distance from the eruption, but is quite obviously directly related. We're talking about enormous energies here.

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West of MacQuarie Islands - Earthquake Magnitude 6.3

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© USGS
Earthquake location.
Date-Time:
Sunday, June 05, 2011 at 11:51:12 UTC

Sunday, June 05, 2011 at 09:51:12 PM at epicenter

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Location:
55.944°S, 146.588°E

Depth:
10 km (6.2 miles)

Region:
WEST OF MACQUARIE ISLAND

Distances:
794 km (493 miles) WSW of Macquarie Island, Australia

1244 km (772 miles) NNE of Dumont d'Urville, Antarctica

1449 km (900 miles) S of HOBART, Tasmania, Australia

2018 km (1253 miles) S of MELBOURNE, Victoria, Australia

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Japan: Earthquake Magnitude 6.3 - off East Coast of Honshu

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© USGS
Date-Time:
Friday, June 03, 2011 at 00:05:03 UTC

Friday, June 03, 2011 at 10:05:03 AM at epicenter

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Location:
37.294°N, 143.912°E

Depth:
31 km (19.3 miles)

Region:
OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN

Distances:
270 km (167 miles) E of Iwaki, Honshu, Japan

287 km (178 miles) ESE of Sendai, Honshu, Japan

308 km (191 miles) E of Fukushima, Honshu, Japan

412 km (256 miles) ENE of TOKYO, Japan

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Small earthquake in Blackpool, major shock for UK's energy policy

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The 2.3 magnitude earthquake recorded in Blackpool in April is about 12 billion times smaller than the recent earthquake in Japan
The controversial new drilling operation for natural shale gas in Lancashire has been suspended following a second earthquake in the area that may have been triggered by the process. The earthquake last Friday near Blackpool occurred at the same time that the energy company Cuadrilla Resources was injecting fluids under high pressure deep underground to deliberately blast apart the gas-bearing rock - a process known as "fracking", brought to Britain from the US, where it has been highly contentious.

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Chile: Earthquake Magnitude 6.2 - near Bio-Bio

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© USGS
Date-Time:
Wednesday, June 01, 2011 at 12:55:21 UTC

Wednesday, June 01, 2011 at 08:55:21 AM at epicenter

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Location:
37.545°S, 73.663°W

Depth:
15.1 km (9.4 miles)

Region:
OFFSHORE BIO-BIO, CHILE

Distances:
7 km (4 miles) N of Lebu, Bio-Bio, Chile

96 km (59 miles) SW of Concepcion, Bio-Bio, Chile

116 km (72 miles) W of Los Angeles, Bio-Bio, Chile

530 km (329 miles) SSW of SANTIAGO, Region Metropolitana, Chile

Attention

Magnitude 6.3 Earthquake Strikes off Sumatra Island, Indonesia

A shallow-undersea earthquake with a magnitude of 6.3 jolted Sumatra island earlier Sunday, however, suggested no potential danger of a tsunami, Xinhua quoted the Meteorology and Geophysics Agency as saying.

The quake, which struck at 00.07 a.m. (Jakarta time) Sunday (1707 GMT Saturday), had its epicentre at 119 km southwest Krui of Lampung province and a depth at 10 km under sea bed, an official of the agency stated.

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US: 1.7 Magnitude Quake Caused Rumbling In Philadelphia Area

Philadelphia residents who were shocked to feel their homes shake from what they thought was an explosion learned Saturday that a minor earthquake had struck the area.

An earthquake registering magnitude 1.7 struck the Philadelphia area Friday night, the US Geological Service (USGS) said Saturday.

The quake struck at 9:33pm local time Friday in northeastern Philadelphia at a shallow depth of 2.6 miles (4.2 kilometers).

The USGS initially said it had no seismological evidence of an earthquake or tremor as officials had no explanation earlier Saturday for residents who felt their homes rumble, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported.

Police, firefighters and other emergency responders were dispatched to the area after hundreds of residents reported feeling the ground shake shortly before 10:00pm.

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Japan's 11 March mega-quake shifted the ocean floor sideways by more than 20m

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Japan's 11 March mega-quake shifted the ocean floor sideways by more than 20m (65ft), according one instrument placed on the seabed off the nation's coast. This direct measurement exceeds the displacement suggested by some models built only from data gathered on land.

The figure was recorded by the Japan Coast Guard which maintains underwater geodetic equipment along the fault responsible for the giant tremor. An upwards movement of 3m (10ft) was registered by the same instrument. The data underlines once again the colossal nature of the Magnitude 9.0 quake and its associated tsunami.

The scale is almost double that estimated only from the terrestrial data. Results show how important offshore data are to know where and to what extent the rupture occurred on the plate boundary.