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Twin shallow 6.8 & 6.9 magnitude earthquakes strike Indonesia

Indonesia quakes map
© USGS
A pair of powerful earthquakes has rocked the Indonesian coast, measured at 6.8 and 6.9 magnitude, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS), shaking the island of Sumatra.

The two quakes struck off Sumatra's western coast on Wednesday morning, with an estimated depth of 22 kilometers (13 miles) and 26 kilometers (16 miles) respectively. The first tremor impacted an area some 144 kilometers (89 miles) away from Bengkulu, while the second came closer to the city at 130 kilometers (80 miles).

There are no reports of injuries as of yet, however local media said the quakes shook the homes of island residents "as if a truck had passed" and did "minor damage," particularly to buildings with "poor construction."


Blue Planet

Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Civilization timelines are off

Civilization time lines are off
© YouTube/Adapt 2030 (screen capture)
New finds that tons of grain were transported between the Fertile Crescent (Middle East) and Eastern China 5000+ years ago before trade routes were established is making academia question the official time line of history. Additionally the mega city of Nebelivka, Ukraine which was over a mile wide, housed 15,000 people and had roads 5200 years ago with industrial agriculture before animals were used to plow fields. These civilizations were Sun worshipers. Greenland melt season stops a month early in 2020.


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Magnitude 6.6 earthquake jolts central Philippines - 1 death reported

A partially damaged building is seen amid debris in Masbate Province, August 18, 2020, after an earthquake struck the Philippines.
© Philippine Red Cross
A partially damaged building is seen amid debris in Masbate Province, August 18, 2020, after an earthquake struck the Philippines.
A magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck the Philippines on Tuesday, killing at least one person and damaging roads and buildings including a hospital and a sports complex being used as a novel coronavirus quarantine centre.

It was the strongest earthquake in eight months in the Philippines, which lies on the "Ring of Fire," a seismically active belt of volcanoes circling the Pacific Ocean.

"My things at home fell down and my neighbours' walls cracked and some collapsed," Rodrigo Gonhuran, 30, told Reuters from the central town of Cataingan, which has a population of more than 50,000 people and is near the epicentre.

One man, a retired police colonel, was killed when his three-storey house collapsed, while four people suffered minor injuries, provincial administrator Rino Revalo told DZMM radio station.


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Shallow M3 earthquake hits English Channel, felt in Sussex

Eastbourne
© Mike Hewitt/Getty Images
FILE PHOTO: People enjoy the good weather on a beach near Eastbourne, Sussex, on 20 May, 2020.
An 3.0-magnitude earthquake has struck the English Channel just off the Sussex coast.

The tremor happened at around 9am on Thursday morning, according to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC).

The earthquake, which occurred at a depth of 7km, took place in the Channel 35km south of Camber and less than 50km away from Eastbourne.

Comment: Just yesterday in the UK it was reported that there were thousands of 'apocalyptic' lightning bolts and flash floods.

See also: Geologists discover London sitting on two serious fault lines, capital at risk of dangerous earthquake


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Rare M6.0 earthquake hits near Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Tanzania earthquake
© USGS
A very strong dangerous earthquake was felt along the coast of Tanzania on Wednesday evening. According to USGS the epicenter was located about 80 kilometer south-east of Dar es Salaam. Moderate intensities were recorded across Daressalam and on Zanzibar island.

However, due to the distance between epicenter and coast, the impact of the quake will be reduced. Minor to moderate damage (cracked walls, etc.) is still likely in coastal areas of Pwani region. People in this area should also expect an aftershock sequence. There is no tsunami threat.

Weak intensities were also felt in parts of Kenya, especially around Mombasa. No damage should be expected there.

Earthquakes along the coast of Tanzania are relatively rare and today's event has been the strongest in decades. The seismic activity there still results from the tectonic processes along the Eastern African Rift Valley, although it runs further inland.

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5.1 magnitude earthquake hits North Carolina, most powerful in the state since 1916

An intensity map shows the effects of an earthquake in North Carolina
© USGS
An intensity map shows the effects of an earthquake in North Carolina.
A magnitude 5.1 earthquake was felt on Sunday morning near Sparta, North Carolina, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The earthquake, which was reported at 8:07 a.m., according to local reports, is one of the strongest in the state's history.

In 1916, the region experienced another 5.1 magnitude earthquake — the largest reported in the area, according to a U.S. Geological Survey tweet, which now ties Sunday morning's quake in intensity.

The epicenter was approximately 37 miles from Boone, North Carolina, and 46 miles from Lenoir, North Carolina, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Approximately 45,000 people have reported feeling the quake as of just before 10 a.m. ET.

Early reports did not indicate any major injuries or widespread damage, according to NBC News affiliate WCNC.

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M4.9 earthquake creates large fissures in ground and damages buildings in Algeria

algeria quake
© Twitter: Alerta Cambio Climatico
A magnitude 4.9 earthquake hit eastern Algeria on Friday, toppling three houses, damaging others and sending panicked people rushing into the streets but there were no reports of casualties, the civil protection service said.

The quake, which was followed by a 4.5 aftershock, hit Mila province, some 350 km (215 miles) east of the capital Algiers.

Three homes, including a four-storey villa completely collapsed while 31 other apartments partially collapsed, civil protection said.

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6.3-magnitude earthquake hits Prince Edward Islands region south east of South Africa

earthquake graph
© Phil McCarten / Reuters
An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.3 jolted Prince Edward Islands region at 2336 GMT on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The epicenter, with a depth of 10.0 km, was initially determined to be at 41.7458 degrees south latitude and 42.3821 degrees east longitude.

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6.4-magnitude earthquake hits off Vanuatu - USGS

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An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.4 jolted 71 km east of Lakatoro, Vanuatu, at 1205 GMT on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said.

The epicenter, with a depth of 174.75 km, was initially determined to be at 16.1118 degrees south latitude and 168.0816 degrees east longitude.

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Shallow 6.0 magnitude earthquake off Papua New Guinea

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Magnitude Type: mww

USGS page: M 6.0 - 198 km SE of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea

USGS status: Reviewed by a seismologist

Reports from the public: 0 people

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