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Hawaii: Second earthquake hits Big Island in two days

A magnitude 2.6 earthquake shook the Big Island at about 8:37 a.m. Thursday, the second small earthquake to hit the island in as many days.

The epicenter of the quake was at a depth of 1.7 miles and 5 miles from the town of Volcano, according to the U.S. Geological Survey website, Hawaiian Volcano Observatory on the Big Island.

On Wednesday, a quake registered a magnitude 3.0 and occurred about 2 miles south of the Kilauea summit.

Bizarro Earth

Celebes Sea - Earthquake Magnitude 6.7

Celebes 2 Sea Quake_100211
© USGS
Earthquake Location
Date-Time
Thursday, February 10, 2011 at 14:41:57 UTC

Thursday, February 10, 2011 at 10:41:57 PM at epicenter

Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location
3.966°N, 123.125°E

Depth
512.2 km (318.3 miles)

Region
CELEBES SEA

Distances
330 km (205 miles) SW of General Santos, Mindanao, Philippines

330 km (205 miles) SE of Jolo, Sulu Archipelago, Philippines

1200 km (740 miles) SSE of MANILA, Philippines

2130 km (1320 miles) ENE of JAKARTA, Java, Indonesia

Bizarro Earth

Celebes Sea - Earthquake Magnitude 6.5

Celebes Sea Quake_100211
© USGS
Earthquake Location
Date-Time
Thursday, February 10, 2011 at 14:39:28 UTC

Thursday, February 10, 2011 at 10:39:28 PM at epicenter

Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location
4.126°N, 123.017°E

Depth
528.4 km (328.3 miles)

Region
CELEBES SEA

Distances
310 km (190 miles) SE of Jolo, Sulu Archipelago, Philippines

325 km (200 miles) SW of General Santos, Mindanao, Philippines

1185 km (730 miles) S of MANILA, Philippines

2130 km (1320 miles) ENE of JAKARTA, Java, Indonesia

Bizarro Earth

6.1-Magnitude Quake Shakes Southern Siberia

Siberian republic of Khakassia
© RIA Novosti. Shidlovskiy
Siberian republic of Khakassia
An earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale struck Khakassia, Russian republic in Southern Siberia, local media reported on Thursday.

So far, there are no reports about the casualties and destruction.

The quake occurred at 8:35 a.m. Moscow time (0535 GMT) and its epicenter was 170 km to the south of the city Abakan, in the Western Sayans mountain range, said Siberian branch of Russia's Emergency Ministry.

The quake was also felt in six Siberian regions, including major cities of Barnaul, Krasnoyarsk, Kemerovo and Novosibirsk. All of the regions are over 500 km from the epicenter.

Local media said this is the first major earthquake in Southern Siberia since October 2000.

Bizarro Earth

Icelandic Volcano 'Set to Erupt'

Scientists in Iceland are warning that another volcano looks set to erupt and threatening to spew-out a pall of dust that would dwarf last year's event.

iceland,eyjafjallajokull,volcano
© Reuters
Lava and ash explode out of the caldera of Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano
Geologists detected the high risk of a new eruption after evaluating an increased swarm of earthquakes around the island's second largest volcano.

Pall Einarsson, a professor of geophysics at the University of Iceland, says the area around Bárdarbunga is showing signs of increased activity, which provides "good reason to worry".

Bizarro Earth

US: Earthquake Magnitude 5.2: Off Coast Of Oregon

Image
© USGS
Date-Time:
Tuesday, February 08, 2011 at 22:02:01 UTC

Tuesday, February 08, 2011 at 02:02:01 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location:
43.405°N, 127.119°W

Depth:
10.1 km (6.3 miles)

Region:
OFF THE COAST OF OREGON

Distances:
235 km (145 miles) W of Coos Bay, Oregon

275 km (170 miles) NW of Brookings, Oregon

280 km (175 miles) WSW of Newport, Oregon

370 km (230 miles) WSW of SALEM, Oregon

Bizarro Earth

Solomon Islands - Earthquake Magnitude 6.2

Solomon Islands Quake_080211
© USGS
Earthquake Location
Date-Time
Monday, February 07, 2011 at 19:53:42 UTC

Tuesday, February 08, 2011 at 06:53:42 AM at epicenter

Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location
7.157°S, 155.284°E

Depth
413.9 km (257.2 miles)

Region
SOLOMON ISLANDS

Distances
110 km (65 miles) SSW of Arawa, Bougainville, PNG

150 km (95 miles) WSW of Chirovanga, Choiseul, Solomon Islands

930 km (580 miles) ENE of PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea

2265 km (1400 miles) N of BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia

Cloud Lightning

Cyclones, Earthquakes, Volcanoes And Other Electrical Phenomena

Tornado and Lightning
© Unknown
Recent events provide us with a great case study of the cosmic forces that may lie behind large storms such as cyclones, hurricanes, blizzards and much more. The recent events I speak of include the major blizzard that swept across the Midwestern and Eastern US as well as the punishment Cyclone Yasi inflicted on eastern Australia earlier last week. Both of these storms grew to enormous sizes during a time period that coincided with the Earth being lashed by a solar storm just following a New Moon. As strange as this may sound, this isn't the first time that celestial alignments along side of solar activity have spurred such events. If a correlation between these factors exists, as we suspect, then this overturns much of what is commonly believed about Earth weather and, as we'll see, even geology.

To understand how this all works, let's start with the sun. On January 31st a massive coronal hole opened up on the sun, hurling another sledgehammer of charged particles in the direction of Earth. This was due to impact us sometime between February 2nd and February 4th. Not only this, but we recently passed through a new Moon on February 2nd. But why is the Moon of any significance here, one might ask?

As James McCanney explains in an interview he did for Spectrum Magazine in 2003:
The [New] Moon moves in front of Earth, breaks that electrical flow [between the sun and Earth], and then moves out of the way. It gives us tremendous bombardment after that Moon moves out of the way, the first and second day after the New Moon. That's the condition that has been identified as being one of the leading causes of kicking-off major hurricanes and storms. What it does is: The Moon is interacting with the solar electric field. It's that CHANGE which causes the storms, and causes the environment around Earth to change, and thus affects Earth weather.
So the picture we're painting is this: The sun blasts a massive front of solar wind in the direction of the Earth. As the New Moon moves out of the way of the sun and Earth, this, by itself, creates a significant increase in charged particles hitting the Earth. With the excess of charged particles from this solar storm hitting us near simultaneously, all of this excess charge ends up in the radiation belts surrounding the Earth. The Earth then finds ways to discharge this imbalance such as these two major storms we've seen. One storm takes the form of a massive blizzard covering about half of the US. The other takes the form of a cyclone storm, Yasi, that pounds the already flooded east coast of Australia. Increased volcanic and earthquake activity was also noted during this time as well.

Bizarro Earth

Myanmar - India Border: Earthquake Magnitude 6.4

Myanmar-India Quake_040211
© USGS
Earthquake Location
Date-Time
Friday, February 04, 2011 at 13:53:47 UTC

Friday, February 04, 2011 at 08:23:47 PM at epicenter

Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location
24.616°N, 94.740°E

Depth
88.8 km (55.2 miles)

Region
MYANMAR-INDIA BORDER REGION

Distances
85 km (50 miles) ESE of Imphal, Manipur, India

130 km (80 miles) SSE of Kohima, Nagaland, India

690 km (425 miles) ENE of Kolkata (Calcutta), West Bengal, India

1800 km (1120 miles) E of NEW DELHI, Delhi, India

Smoking

Phivolcs: Taal Volcano shows increased activity

Taal Volcano in Batangas showed heightened activity anew after at least 10 volcanic quakes around it were recorded in the last 24 hours.

In its 8 a.m. Wednesday bulletin, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the alert level at Taal remains at "1."

"Taal Volcano's status at Alert Level 1 means that a hazardous eruption is not imminent. However, the public is reminded that the Main Crater should be strictly off-limits due to sudden occurrence of steam explosions and accumulation of toxic gases," it said.

Phivolcs said the northern rim of the Volcano's main crater - in the vicinity of Daang Kastila trail - may also be dangerous when increased steam emission is reactivated along existing fissures.

Phivolcs reminded the public that the entire Volcano Island is a Permanent Danger Zone (PDZ), and permanent settlement in the island is strictly not recommended.