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Rare Magnitude 5.3 Earthquake Hits Canada's Northwest Territories

A rare moderate earthquake struck the Northwest Territories region of Canada late on Sunday, the United States Geological Survey has confirmed.

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Epicentre of Sunday night's earthquake.
The 5.3 magnitude earthquake, the strongest recorded in the province this year, struck at 7:02:57 PM local time (2:02:57 AM GMT Monday). The epicentre was located 137 km (85 miles) W of Wrigley, 205 km (127 miles) S of Norman Wells, and 617 km (383 miles) WNW of the provincial capital Yellowknife.

Evil Rays

Tennessee, US: Neighborhood terrified by mysterious shaking

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Adrienne Hooker doesn't feel safe at home. Her Blount County neighborhood has a problem - it shakes.

For 2 days, the house rocks every few hours. It can sound like an explosion.

She describes it like this: "Tiny earthquakes, makes the whole house shake it makes everyone wake up if they're sleeping."

They've called the U.S. Geological Survey, but no earthquakes have been reported.

They thought it might be construction at a nearby house, but the Blount County Sheriff's Office checked. Another dead end.

The "what" isn't all that important, they just want it to stop.

Bizarro Earth

Tonga - Earthquake Magnitude 6.4

Tonga Quake_220911
© USGS
Earthquake Location
Date-Time:
Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 23:07:03 UTC

Friday, September 23, 2011 at 12:07:03 PM at epicenter

Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location:
15.449°S, 175.293°W

Depth:
8.6 km (5.3 miles)

Region:
TONGA

Distances:
174 km (108 miles) WNW of Hihifo, Tonga

256 km (159 miles) SSE of MATA'UTU, Ile Uvea, Wallis and Futuna

334 km (207 miles) ESE of Sigave, Ile Futuna, Wallis and Futuna

2569 km (1596 miles) NNE of Auckland, New Zealand

Attention

Deadly Mudslides Hit Guatemala Day After Quake

Guatemala mudslide
© AP/Rodrigo Abd
A man walks past a mudslide caused by an earthquake in Cuilapa, Guatemala, Monday, Sept. 19, 2011.
Mudslides in Guatemala killed one person and left 12 missing on Tuesday, a day after a series of earthquakes hit another region in the impoverished Central American nation, officials said.

The mudslides occurred near the small community of Santa Cruz Barillas, at an altitude of 1,500 meters (5,000 feet) near the Mexican border, some 400 kilometers (250 miles) north of the capital.

David de Leon, an emergency official, said four homes were swept away by the mud, with one person confirmed dead and 12 missing, in the latest incident provoked by heavy rains in the region.

Bizarro Earth

India: Sikkim quake unusual, say geologists

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Bangalore -- The earthquake that rocked Sikkim Sunday is unusual in terms of its magnitude and nature of origin, say leading geologists.

"There is nothing surprising in this earthquake as the region north of Sikkim, which forms the outliers of Tibetan tectonics, is known for moderate earthquakes in the past," C.P. Rajendran at the Indian Institute of Science here told IANS.

But what makes it different is its "unusually greater magnitude".

These earthquakes are different in the sense they are along the somewhat north-south structures trending transverse to the east-west Himalayan axis, Rajendran said. They are different from the usual Himalayan thrust earthquakes that are caused by the collision of the Indian plate with the Eurasian plate.

Bizarro Earth

US Alaska: Earthquake Magnitude 5.8 - Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands

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© USGS
Date-Time:
Monday, September 19, 2011 at 08:14:15 UTC

Sunday, September 18, 2011 at 11:14:15 PM at epicenter

Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location:
52.041°N, 171.858°W

Depth:
34.7 km (21.6 miles)

Region:
FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA

Distances:
65 km (40 miles) SW of Amukta Island, Alaska

104 km (64 miles) SW of Yunaska Island, Alaska

1678 km (1042 miles) WSW of Anchorage, Alaska

2430 km (1509 miles) W of WHITEHORSE, Yukon Territory, Canada

Bizarro Earth

5.8 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Guatemala

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A 5.8-magnitude earthquake shook Guatemala Monday around 12:30pm local time -- just a half hour after a 4.8-magnitude tremor struck near the same spot, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS).

The first quake struck at a depth of 37.9 miles (61km) just 25 miles (41km) southeast of Guatemala City.

The more powerful second quake hit at a depth of 24.5 miles (39.4km) and was located 33 miles (52km) southeast of the capital city, according to USGS data.

Bizarro Earth

18 Dead in India, Nepal After Magnitude-6.9 Quake

Nepalese personnel in Kathmandu
© CNN
Nepalese personnel in Kathmandu stand on the rubble of a British Embassy wall that collapsed in Sunday's earthquake.
At least 18 people -- 13 in India and five in Nepal -- died when a magnitude-6.9 earthquake struck the northern Indian state of Sikkim near the border between the two nations Sunday night, local government officials told sister network CNN-IBN.

The dead include three in Nepal's capital of Kathmandu, who died when a wall of the British embassy collapsed, according to Kedar Rijal, Kathmandu police chief. They included an 8-year-old girl, her father and a third person.

The British Foreign Office confirmed a "compound perimeter wall" of the embassy collapsed, adding that its ambassador has met with the community and offered condolences.

Police said in a statement that two more people died in the Nepalese town of Dhara, about 217 miles east of Kathmandu. About a dozen people were injured when they jumped from their houses during the quake, police said.

Bizarro Earth

Sikkim, India - Earthquake Magnitude 6.9

Sikkim Quake_180911
© USGS
Earthquake Location
Date-Time:
Sunday, September 18, 2011 at 12:40:48 UTC

Sunday, September 18, 2011 at 06:10:48 PM at epicenter

Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location:
27.723°N, 88.064°E

Depth:
19.7 km (12.2 miles)

Region:
SIKKIM, INDIA

Distances:
68 km (42 miles) NW of Gangtok, Sikkim, India

119 km (73 miles) NNW of Shiliguri, West Bengal, India

272 km (169 miles) E of KATHMANDU, Nepal

572 km (355 miles) N of Kolkata (Calcutta), West Bengal, India

Attention

Strong 6.8 Earthquake Jolts North East India

An earthquake with an intensity of 6.8 on the Richter Scale today jolted the northern and eastern parts of the country.


The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said in Delhi that the quake occurred at 6.10 pm with its epicentre near Sikkim-Nepal border.

The quake was also felt in certain parts of the national capital.