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Second earthquake in a fortnight hits the North of England

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© UK Daily Mail
Earthquake measured 3.6 on the Richter scale - People living near the epicentre describe a 'rumbling' noise

The second earthquake in a fortnight rocked the North of England last night.

People near the epicentre in Ripon, in North Yorkshire, reported hearing what they described as an 'explosion' or a 'rumbling' when the quake hit.

It measured 3.6 on the Richter scale and experts estimate the tremor happened four miles below ground level.

Just a fortnight ago Coniston, in Cumbria, was struck by tremors measuring 3.5.

Last night's earthquake happened just after 9pm and caused worried people to run from their homes to safety.

It was felt across Cumbria, Greater Manchester and West Yorkshire.

Chris Allinson, 17, was watching television with his family in Ripon when the quake rattled their home.

The A-level student, who is studying at Giggleswick School, said: 'I heard a loud rumbling like the sound of a big tractor passing the house outside.

'Things started shaking and the dogs started barking. It got louder and louder and I jumped up to get outside.

'Then there was just this rush of sound like a snowdrift falling from a tiled roof, and after that, silence. We stood outside and stared at each other.'

Bizarro Earth

US: Earthquake Magnitude 4.6 - Utah

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© USGS
Date-Time:
Monday, January 03, 2011 at 12:06:36 UTC

Monday, January 03, 2011 at 05:06:36 AM at epicenter

Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location:
38.247°N, 112.340°W

Depth:
5.4 km (3.4 miles)

Region:
Utah

Distances:
10 km (6 miles) NW (325°) from Circleville, UT

10 km (6 miles) W (277°) from Junction, UT

14 km (9 miles) WNW (288°) from Kingston, UT

61 km (38 miles) ESE (105°) from Milford, UT

203 km (126 miles) ENE (69°) from Caliente, NV

281 km (175 miles) S (188°) from Salt Lake City, UT

Better Earth

Strong Earthquake Strikes Central Chile

A 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck the central coastal area of Chile on Sunday, some 70 kilometers (45 miles) northwest of Temuco, the U.S. Geological Survey said. There were no immediate reports of major damage or injury.

The quake, which stuck around 5:20 p.m. (3:20 p.m. ET), was felt as far away as Santiago, roughly 595 km (370 miles) north of where the USGS said the quake occurred. The epicenter was more than 10 miles underground, the USGS said.


Loreto Henriquez, manager of the Holiday Inn Express in Temuco, felt the quake for about a minute, describing it as loud and strong. She said people ran into the streets, but did not report any major damage.

Bizarro Earth

Chile - Earthquake Magnitude 7.1 - Araucania

Chile Quake_020111
© USGS
Earthquake Location
Date-Time:
Sunday, January 02, 2011 at 20:20:16 UTC

Sunday, January 02, 2011 at 05:20:16 PM at epicenter

Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location:
38.360°S, 73.281°W

Depth:
16.9 km (10.5 miles)

Region:
ARAUCANIA, CHILE

Distances:
70 km (45 miles) NW of Temuco, Araucania, Chile

90 km (55 miles) SSE of Lebu, Bio-Bio, Chile

130 km (80 miles) SW of Los Angeles, Bio-Bio, Chile

595 km (370 miles) SSW of SANTIAGO, Region Metropolitana, Chile

Evil Rays

Northern Israel rattled by 3.6 magnitude earthquake

No injuries or damage reported; Beit She'an area felt quake the strongest but actual source has yet to be identified.

An earthquake measuring 3.6 on the Richter scale was felt by residents in the Jordan Valley area on Saturday. No injuries or damage were reported.

In the area reaching from Safed to Beit She'an to Tiberias, police received dozens of phone calls from residents saying they thought an earthquake was happening. Many residents hurried out of their homes looking for a safe place, with some seeking refuge in bomb shelters and stairwells.

According to the calls, Beit She'an residents felt the earthquake the strongest, although the actual source of the quake has not yet been identified.

Bizarro Earth

Argentina - Earthquake Magnitude 7.0 - Santiago Del Estero

Argentina Quake_010111
© USGS
Earthquake Location
Date-Time:
Saturday, January 01, 2011 at 09:56:59 UTC

Saturday, January 01, 2011 at 06:56:59 AM at epicenter

Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location:
26.758°S, 63.103°W

Depth:
583.6 km (362.6 miles) set by location program

Region:
SANTIAGO DEL ESTERO, ARGENTINA

Distances:
160 km (100 miles) NE of Santiago del Estero, Argentina

185 km (115 miles) SSE of El Quebrachal, Salta, Argentina

190 km (120 miles) N of Anatuya, Santiago del Estero, Argentina

960 km (600 miles) NNW of BUENOS AIRES, D.F., Argentina

Bizarro Earth

Exceedingly Rare Indiana Earthquake Felt In Chicago

An exceedingly rare earthquake struck central Indiana Thursday morning, and some Chicagoans felt tremors.

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The 3.8-magnitude earthquake was centered about 15 miles east-southeast of Kokomo, Ind. and about 50 miles north-northeast of Indianapolis, and was felt around 6:55 a.m. Chicago time.

The epicenter was five miles southeast of the rural town of Greentown in Howard County, Ind.

John Steinmetz of the Indiana Geological Survey said there have only been two earthquakes of equal or greater magnitude in central Indiana in the past 175 years.

Comment: The Sott editors received an e-mail today from a reader who lives near the epicenter of the earthquake:

Having recently re-read "Secret History" and Laura's series on comets and asteroids I thought you might be interested.

We live approx. 20 miles from what is being described of the epicenter of the small ( initial news reports placed it at 4.2 and then dropped it to 3.8 ) earthquake in central Indiana at about 7:55 this morning, 12/30/10.

The "quake" was immediately preceded ( approx. 3 to 4 seconds ) by the sound of an explosion. My wife and several others, according to reports on local news stations thought something had either exploded,run in to or fallen on their homes. Our trash service was in front of our house at the time and my wife thought maybe the truck had somehow hit our house and as she went to check the shaking started. Having read Laura's work I just thought this might be of interest to the SOTT team. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Thanks for your time,

Kelly W.
Noblesville ,IN


Bizarro Earth

Small Earthquake Hits Near Central Oregon

A small earthquake has struck in central Oregon.

The U.S. Geological Survey says a 3.6-magnitude temblor struck at 1:17 a.m. Thursday and was centered near the town of Maupin, about 90 southeast of Portland.

The USGS website showed that the quake's intensity was light and very few people reported feeling it.

Quakes of this magnitude rarely cause any problems.

Comment: From USGS:

Date-Time:
Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 09:17:46 UTC

Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 01:17:46 AM at epicenter

Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location:
45.132°N, 120.932°W

Depth:
16.6 km (10.3 miles) set by location program

Region:
Oregon

Distances:
13 km (8 miles) ESE (112°) from Maupin, OR

20 km (12 miles) NW (316°) from Shaniko, OR

23 km (14 miles) SE (124°) from Tygh Valley, OR

140 km (87 miles) ESE (107°) from Portland, OR

Location Uncertainty:
horizontal +/- 1.1 km (0.7 miles); depth fixed by location program

Parameters:
NST= 41, Nph= 42, Dmin=12 km, Rmss=0.33 sec, Gp= 97°,
M-type=duration magnitude (Md), Version=1

Source:
Pacific Northwest Seismograph Network

Event ID:
uw12300917


Bizarro Earth

US: Earthquake Magnitude 3.8 - Indiana

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© USGS
Date-Time:
Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 12:55:21 UTC

Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 07:55:21 AM at epicenter

Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location:
40.427°N, 85.888°W

Depth:
4.9 km (3.0 miles) set by location program

Region:
Indiana

Distances:
20 km (15 miles) ESE of Kokomo, Indiana

20 km (15 miles) WSW of Marion, Indiana

40 km (25 miles) S of Wabash, Indiana

75 km (50 miles) NNE of Indianapolis, Indiana

Bizarro Earth

Vanuatu - Earthquake Magnitude 6.6

Vanuatu Quake_291210
© USGS
Earthquake Location
Date-Time:
Wednesday, December 29, 2010 at 06:54:21 UTC

Wednesday, December 29, 2010 at 05:54:21 PM at epicenter

Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location:
19.682°S, 168.175°E

Depth:
31 km (19.3 miles)

Region:
VANUATU

Distances:
115 km (70 miles) W of Isangel, Tanna, Vanuatu

210 km (130 miles) N of Tadine, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia

215 km (135 miles) S of PORT-VILA, Efate, Vanuatu

1770 km (1100 miles) ENE of BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia