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Northern Sumatra - Earthquake Magnitude 6.6

Sumatra Quake_050911
© USGS
Earthquake Location
Date-Time:
Monday, September 05, 2011 at 17:55:13 UTC

Tuesday, September 06, 2011 at 12:55:13 AM at epicenter

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Location:
2.973°N, 97.997°E

Depth:
110.1 km (68.4 miles)

Region:
NORTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA

Distances:
99 km (62 miles) SW (227°) from Medan, Sumatra, Indonesia

167 km (104 miles) NNW (328°) from Sibolga, Sumatra, Indonesia

375 km (233 miles) SW (224°) from Pinang, Malaysia

412 km (256 miles) W (268°) from KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia

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Tonga - Earthquake Magnitude 6.3

Tonga Quake_050911
© USGS
Earthquake Location
Date-Time:
Monday, September 05, 2011 at 09:51:59 UTC

Monday, September 05, 2011 at 10:51:59 PM at epicenter

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Location:
15.291°S, 173.618°W

Depth:
27.2 km (16.9 miles)

Region:
TONGA

Distances:
73 km (45 miles) NNE of Hihifo, Tonga

254 km (157 miles) SW of APIA, Samoa

326 km (202 miles) WSW of PAGO PAGO, American Samoa

2653 km (1648 miles) NNE of Auckland, New Zealand

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Disasters in US: An Extreme and Exhausting Year

weather
© unknown
Nature is pummeling the United States this year with extremes.

Unprecedented triple-digit heat and devastating drought. Deadly tornadoes leveling towns. Massive rivers overflowing. A billion-dollar blizzard. And now, unusual hurricane-caused flooding in Vermont.

If what's falling from the sky isn't enough, the ground shook in places that normally seem stable: Colorado and the entire East Coast. On Friday, a strong quake triggered brief tsunami warnings in Alaska. Arizona and New Mexico have broken records for wildfires.

Total weather losses top $35 billion, and that's not counting Hurricane Irene, according to the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration. There have been more than 700 U.S. disaster and weather deaths, most from the tornado outbreaks this spring.

Last year, the world seemed to go wild with natural disasters in the deadliest year in a generation. But 2010 was bad globally, and the United States mostly was spared.

This year, while there have been devastating events elsewhere, such as the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, Australia's flooding and a drought in Africa, it's our turn to get smacked. Repeatedly.

Comment: Notice the Global Warming - you have to get used to it - propaganda: "The idea is that these events keep happening, and with global warming they should occur more often, so society has to learn to adapt, said former astronaut Kathryn Sullivan, NOAA's deputy chief."

What they don't mention is that global warming inevitably leads to global cooling, as in the Ice Age Cometh! An Ice Age means the deaths of millions if not billions of human beings because there simply will be no food with the disruption of growing cycles and destruction of agricultural land. Even without an Ice Age, the Earth has long since passed its carrying capacity. See Lierre Keith's The Vegetarian Myth for details.


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Vanuatu - Earthquake Magnitude 7.0

Vanuatu Quake_030911
© USGS
Earthquake Location
Date-Time:
Saturday, September 03, 2011 at 22:55:36 UTC

Sunday, September 04, 2011 at 09:55:36 AM at epicenter

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Location:
20.585°S, 169.696°E

Depth:
132.4 km (82.3 miles)

Region:
VANUATU

Distances:
122 km (75 miles) SSE of Isangel, Tanna, Vanuatu

217 km (134 miles) ENE of Tadine, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia

347 km (215 miles) SSE of PORT-VILA, Efate, Vanuatu

1860 km (1155 miles) ENE of BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia

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South Sandwich Islands - Earthquake Magnitude 6.2

S.Sandwich Islands Quake_030911
© USGS
Earthquake Location
Date-Time:
Saturday, September 03, 2011 at 04:49:00 UTC

Saturday, September 03, 2011 at 02:49:00 AM at epicenter

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Location:
56.551°S, 27.039°W

Depth:
106 km (65.9 miles)

Region:
SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION

Distances:
19 km (11 miles) NNE of Visokoi Island, South Sandwich Islands

278 km (172 miles) N of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands

2065 km (1283 miles) ESE of STANLEY, Falkland Islands

3416 km (2122 miles) SE of BUENOS AIRES, D.F., Argentina

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Big Earthquake Strikes Alaskan Islands, Triggers Tsunami Warning

Tsunami Warning
© OurAmazingPlanet
A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck Alaska's Aleutian Islands in the wee hours of the morning today (Sept. 2), prompting a tsunami warning in the Pacific Ocean that was then canceled about an hour later.

The earthquake, originally reported to be a 7.1 magnitude, was later revised down by the U.S. Geological Survey. It occurred in the Fox Islands, about 1,030 miles (1,658 kilometers) from Anchorage at 6:55 a.m. EDT (1:55 a.m. local time).

The rupture occurred about 22 miles (35 km) below the Earth's surface. The Aleutian Islands are no strangers to the Earth's rumblings, as they are part of the seismically and volcanically active Pacific Ring of Fire.

The tsunami warning was issued initially, but no tsunami waves were recorded and the warning was rescinded.

The island chain's Cleveland Volcano has recently been stirring, growing a new lava dome atop its peak.

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Fox and Aleutian Islands, Alaska - Earthquake Magnitude 6.8

Alaska Quake_020911
© USGS
Earthquake Location
Date-Time:
Friday, September 02, 2011 at 10:55:54 UTC

Friday, September 02, 2011 at 01:55:54 AM at epicenter

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Location:
52.185°N, 171.684°W

Depth:
35.5 km (22.1 miles)

Region:
FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA

Distances:
45 km (27 miles) SW of Amukta Island, Alaska

85 km (52 miles) SW of Yunaska Island, Alaska

1658 km (1030 miles) WSW of Anchorage, Alaska

2410 km (1497 miles) W of WHITEHORSE, Yukon Territory, Canada

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Argentina - Earthquake Magnitude 6.7 Santiago Del Estero

Image
© USGS
Date-Time:
Friday, September 02, 2011 at 13:47:11 UTC

Friday, September 02, 2011 at 10:47:11 AM at epicenter

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Location:
28.422°S, 63.146°W

Depth:
592.8 km (368.4 miles)

Region:
SANTIAGO DEL ESTERO, ARGENTINA

Distances:
31 km (19 miles) W of Anatuya, Santiago del Estero, Argentina

130 km (80 miles) ESE of Santiago del Estero, Argentina

257 km (159 miles) E of Catamarca, Catamarca, Argentina

805 km (500 miles) NNW of BUENOS AIRES, D.F., Argentina

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US: Greater Los Angeles area - Earthquake Magnitude 4.1

Image
© USGS
Date-Time:
Thursday, September 01, 2011 at 20:47:07 UTC

Thursday, September 01, 2011 at 01:47:07 PM at epicenter

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Location:
34.343°N, 118.481°W

Depth:
7.4 km (4.6 miles)

Region:
GREATER LOS ANGELES AREA, CALIFORNIA

Distances:
6 km (4 miles) SE (133°) from Newhall, CA

7 km (5 miles) NNW (328°) from San Fernando, CA

8 km (5 miles) NNE (14°) from Granada Hills, CA

8 km (5 miles) SSE (164°) from Santa Clarita, CA

39 km (24 miles) NW (326°) from Los Angeles Civic Center, CA

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New Zealand: 4.9 Shocker Wakes Christchurch

Chirstchurch Quake
© Mark Mitchell
Smoke rises from the collapsed CTV Building on February 22.
A shallow magnitude 4.9 earthquake has rocked Christchurch early this morning, GNS Science reports.

The quake struck at 3.29am, and was centred 10km east of Lyttelton, off the end of Godley Head, at a depth of 6km.

GNS Science said the quake could have caused minor damage, and had reports it was felt as far north as Hamner Springs and as south as far as Timaru.

Orion said all power had remained connected following the quake.

Christchurch residents turned to Twitter to share their experiences.