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10 shallow and moderate earthquakes strike Southern Oregon coast over 5 hours

Gorda escarpment oregon 10 quakes coast
© USGS
A 4.3-magnitude earthquake was recorded off the Southern Oregon Coast early Tuesday at 5:16 a.m. Within the following hours, nine more earthquakes were recorded in the same area.

The first tremor was detected about 200 miles west-southwest of Pistol River, Oregon, near the Oregon-California border. The next eight were recorded within a few miles of the first and the 10th was only 62 miles west-southwest of Brookings.

Comment: Our planet is experiencing an ominous rise in seismic and volcanic activity, along with a variety of other phenomena such as fissures, landslides and sinkholes:


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Shallow magnitude 5.9 earthquake strikes Iranian Kurdish region, injures 25

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A magnitude 5.9 earthquake hit the western Iranian province of Kermanshah (Kermanshan) on Sunday, wounding at least 25 people, a few hours after two quakes struck the Hormozgen province in the south of the country, state media reported.

"Up to now, we have had reports of 25 injured and fortunately no fatalities," Houshang Bazvand, Governor of Kermanshah, told Iranian state media, adding that the injuries sustained were not severe enough to require hospitalization.

Local reports also noted that the two other quakes, with magnitudes of 4.7 and 5.7, had damaged buildings in a few villages without causing casualties.

The Kermanshan quake, which hit near the border with Iraq, was felt throughout different cities in the Kurdistan Region, including Halabja, Sulaimani, Erbil, Soran, and the Raparrin areas.

Comment: The Associated Press reports that the series of 3 quakes were all at a shallow depth of under 10kms (and therefore more likely to cause structural damage to buildings).


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Shallow magnitude 6.0 quake hits south of Alaska Peninsula

A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck to the south of the Alaska peninsula about 100 kilometres south-southwest of Sand Point, Alaska.
© USGS Earthquake Hazards Program
A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck to the south of the Alaska peninsula about 100 kilometres south-southwest of Sand Point, Alaska.

No tsunami warning issued, says National Weather Service


A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck to the south of the Alaska peninsula early on Thursday, but the National Weather Service said no tsunami warning has been issued.

The quake was centred about 100 kilometres south-southwest of Sand Point, Alaska, at a depth of 17 kilometres according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

"No tsunami warning, advisory, watch or threat," said officials from the National Weather Service, a unit of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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Strong shallow earthquake of magnitude 6 hits off West New Britain, Papua New Guinea

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Very Strong earthquake - New Britain Region, P.n.g. - July 19, 2018

Most important Earthquake Data:

Magnitude : 6

Local Time (conversion only below land) : Unknown

GMT/UTC Time : 2018-07-19 18:30:31

Depth (Hypocenter) : 54 km

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Unusual: 6 tremors in 4 weeks strike London Gatwick, UK

Gatwick airport earthquake

This graph shows the same two stations recorded a quake at 2.33pm with a magnitude of 2
Parts of South East England were rocked by two earthquakes in ten hours today as the area faces a 'swarm' of tremors.

The first quake to hit Newdigate, near Dorking, Surrey, was recorded at 4.49am with a magnitude of 1.7, before the second one came at 2.33pm with a magnitude of 2.

It comes a fortnight after a magnitude 3 quake was recorded locally, with six quakes now observed in just a month in the area around London Gatwick Airport.

Stephen Hicks from the University of Southampton and David Hawthorn from the British Geological Survey install a monitoring station in Surrey this week to meisure seismic activity

Special monitoring equipment was installed only a few days ago at Horse Hill in Horley to better understand what is happening beneath the surface of the area.

Comment: Volcanic and seismic activity around the world are on the increase and it seems nowhere can be considered safe: Geologists discover London sitting on two serious fault lines, capital at risk of dangerous earthquake

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Yemen shaken by shallow magnitude 6.2 earthquake

Earthquakes of that magnitude are felt up to hundreds of miles from the epicentre

Earthquakes of that magnitude are felt up to hundreds of miles from the epicentre
A HUGE earthquake registering magnitude 6.2 has struck Yemen, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

The quake struck 213 km northwest of Socotra island in the Gulf of Aden. There was no immediate no tsunami warning.

Earthquakes registering between 6.0-6.9 on the Richter Scale are expected to result in moderate damage to a number of well-built structures.

It is felt in wider areas, up to hundreds of miles from the epicentre.

Comment: Earthquake Track reports the depth as only 10 kms.


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6.4-magnitude earthquake strikes off Isangel, Vanuatu

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An earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale jolted 72km NNW of Isangel, Vanuatu at 09:46:49 GMT on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The epicenter, with a depth of 169.16 km, was initially determined to be at 18.9332 degrees south latitude and 169.0224 degrees east longitude.

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Shallow 6.0-magnitude earthquake hits off eastern Japan

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An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.0 struck off Japan's eastern Chiba prefecture, Japan Meteorological Agency said Saturday.

The temblor, which occurred at 8:23 p.m. local time, was centered off the coast of Chiba prefecture, with the epicenter at a latitude of 35.1 degrees north and a longitude of 140.6 degrees east, and at depth of 50 km.

The earthquake logged lower 5 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale which peaks at 7 in some areas of Chiba prefecture and could be felt in Tokyo.

So far, no major damage or injuries were reported, and no tsunami warning has been issued.

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Mom's secret recording catches kindergarten teacher calling her 5-year-old son a 'loser'

Banyan Elementary School
By the second week of school last fall, Kandy Escotto knew something was amiss with her 5-year-old.

Her son, Aaron, complained about going to school. He brought home poor grades. Then, while they were working on homework together, Aaron told his mother that he was a bad boy.

"I said, 'Why do you say something like that?' " Escotto said. "He said, 'That's what the teacher tells me when I don't do my work.' "

Escotto said she complained to Banyan Elementary School Principal Cheri Davis about Rosalba Suarez, a 33-year veteran teacher who was named teacher of the year this year at the school in Westchester. She said the principal told her she needed proof that Suarez was bullying her son.

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6.1 magnitude earthquake hits off the east coast of Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia

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A 6.1 magnitude earthquake shook off the eastern coast of Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula at 01:40:08 UTC on July 6, 2018 at depth of 79 kilometers.

There has been no reports of damage or injuries.

No tsunami warning was issued.